MTO receives 2017 HMRPG Social Justice Award
October 16, 2017 – 8:41 AM | No Comment

“Like healthcare, housing is a human right”, said John Bartlett, MTO’s Executive Director, Friday night while receiving the 2017 Health and Medicine Policy Research Group Award at the #hmprggala. The Health and Medicine Policy Research Group …

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Senate Releases Funding Numbers for Homeless Prevention Programs Senate Releases Funding Numbers for Homeless Prevention Programs

Yesterday, the Senate HUD funding Subcommittee released and voted on its FY 2015 legislation. The Subcommittee’s proposed legislation includes only a $45 million increase for HUD’s McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants, which is $255 million below the amount requested …

Bed Bugs – Sample Letter

This letter applies to residents within the city of Chicago only who are covered under the Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance (RLTO). Please see the Exceptions to the RLTO to ensure the law applies to you. For tenants in suburban Chicagoland, …

Learn More: What Other Cities Are Doing Learn More: What Other Cities Are Doing

Thousands of calls to MTO’s hotline are about building conditions – especially mold.  Mold only needs water and a surface to grow on.  Bad plumbing, structural deficiencies and water damage from flooding causes mold to …

Lack Of Affordable Housing Puts The Squeeze On Poor Families Lack Of Affordable Housing Puts The Squeeze On Poor Families

Story by Pam Fessler, NPR
The U.S. is in the midst of what Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan calls the “worst rental affordability crisis” ever. Poor families are being hit the hardest: An overwhelming …

Eviction Bill Bad For Tenants, Bad For Chicago Eviction Bill Bad For Tenants, Bad For Chicago

State Representative Monique Davis has proposed a bill that would eliminate weather as a factor in staying the enforcement of an eviction. But worse, it would empower the plaintiff to utilize a third party, including …

Housing Resource Fair – May 17th Housing Resource Fair – May 17th

MTO representatives will be present for those in need of tenants rights counseling. Visit our resource table!

Keep Chicago Renting Ordinance (KCRO)

What is the Keep Chicago Renting Ordinance? 
The City of Chicago enacted the Protecting Tenants in Foreclosed Rental Property Ordinance, commonly known as the Keep Chicago Renting Ordinance (KCRO), in response to the harmful effect of …

MTO Honors Gloria Seals For Her Work Improving Chicago Asthma Symptoms MTO Honors Gloria Seals For Her Work Improving Chicago Asthma Symptoms

This year at our Annual Healthy Homes-Healthy Chicago Spring Celebration, MTO will honor Gloria Seals, Intervention Coordinator for Sinai Urban Health Institute, for her outstanding leadership and dedication to improving asthma symptoms for children and adults across …

MTO Honors Cheryl Johnson For Her Work Improving Chicago Residents Health MTO Honors Cheryl Johnson For Her Work Improving Chicago Residents Health

Cheryl is the Executive Director of People for Community Recovery (PCR) and a long time a partner with MTO in working for the stabilization of communities and renters’ rights. PCR’s mission is to enhance the quality of life …