Celebrating the Tenants’ Bill of Rights…

Last updated: May 31, 2012 – 12:39 PM

More than twenty five years ago, few laws protected renters from disrepair, illegal eviction and retaliation.  That all changed thanks to a dedicated group of tenants who campaigned for five years and had passed the Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance (RLTO).  Mayor Harold Washington enacted the RLTO in 1986.  Also known as the “Tenants’ Bill of Rights” it set forth the rights and responsibilities of both landlords and tenants, which led to the founding of the Metropolitan Tenants Organization.  Everyday the RLTO protects renters’ basic human right to safe, decent and affordable housing throughout the City of Chicago.

In its honor, the Metropolitan Tenants Organization is celebrating 25 years of renters’ rights on June 19, 2012 at Revolution Brewing – 2323 N. Milwaukee from 6-8 p.m.  Join MTO and over 100 leaders from across the city for a night of food, drinks, live music and fun!!!  Special event hosts include Cook County Clerk David Orr and Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia.

Tickets are just $50.  You also have the option to showcase your organization with an ad space in the sponsorship booklet to tell others about your great work.  Please contact Kathy at 773-292-4980 ext 230 by June 15 to RSVP or visit us here to make your donation and enter “CRLTO” in the dedication or gift form field.

See you on the June 19th!