Make a Difference this Giving Tuesday!
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This Giving Tuesday, Give to the expecting mother, and her 3 young children, whose only wish is to secure decent housing. No child should have to live with a falling ceiling that impacts their safety and their quality of air. …

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Pack City Hall for a Chicago For All, July 30th! Pack City Hall for a Chicago For All, July 30th!

Please join us for a press conference on Wednesday, July 30th (the same day the City Council will vote on the proposed SRO Moratorium), to announce the introduction of the Keeping The Promise Ordinance. This …

Welcome to Chicago, Here Are Your Bed Bugs. Welcome to Chicago, Here Are Your Bed Bugs.

Tricia Jones recently relocated to the bed bug capital of the United States – Chicago, IL.  In her very first Chicago apartment, she was welcomed by a full blown infestation.  She didn’t know what to …

How a Pro-Active Inspection Program Will Address Asthma How a Pro-Active Inspection Program Will Address Asthma

Ms. Jones told her landlord right away when her daughters’ bedroom ceiling was leaking.  She told him that he needed to come look at it as soon as possible. But the landlord never showed up. 

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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!