MTO Sponsors Water at Risk: A Tribal Leaders’ Perspective
July 31, 2017 – 9:14 AM | No Comment

The Metropolitan Tenants Organization is co-sponsoring “Water at Risk”, a program highlighting the Standing Rock Sioux and Menominee Tribes’ campaigns to protect their tribes’ water resources. Several people have asked why would MTO, a housing …

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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 …

Squared Away Chicago Wins 2014 Nonprofit Technology Leadership Award Squared Away Chicago  Wins 2014 Nonprofit Technology Leadership Award

On Tuesday night at Lumity’s annual dinner and networking event, Lumity and Accenture presented MTO with a $5,000 prize for the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Leadership Award for the development of the Squared Away Chicago App.
Lumity …