Strike! MTO’s Annual Bowl-A-Thon
June 20, 2017 – 7:59 AM | No Comment

Saturday, August 19th, 2017, 3PM-6PM
Diversey River Bowl, 2211 Diversey, Chicago IL

Each year MTO sponsors a bowling tournament to raise funds to support our mission to educate, organize and empower tenants to have a voice …

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Empowered Seniors at 353 E. 53rd Street Empowered Seniors at 353 E. 53rd Street

In January of 2011, tenants from a senior building at 353 E. 53rd Street called MTO complaining of repair problems in their building.  The hotline counselor suggested building organizing to help address the building problems …

The Poor Fight Back! The Poor Fight Back!

Originally posted on www.commondreams.org
On Friday evening February 25th, 400 people, mostly low-income tenants, braved a chilly winter day to take to the streets in Chicago to stand up against the proposed Republican budget cuts. The …

Rename the Newsletter Contest – Win a Gift Certificate Rename the Newsletter Contest – Win a Gift Certificate

Email kathy@tenants-rights.org to submit your entry to rename our quarterly newsletter! The newsletter’s previous name was “TENAnt CITY.”

Major Protest Friday Against Devastating Budget Cuts Major Protest Friday Against Devastating Budget Cuts

Not on Our Backs: Stop the Slash-and-Burn Budget Cuts to HUD
Friday, February 25th
4pm – Teach In and Testimonies; 77 W. Washington – The Chicago Temple
4:45pm – March and Rally at the Thompson Center; 100 W. …

Deadly Dangers of Using the Stove for Heat Deadly Dangers of Using the Stove for Heat

During the winter season, MTO’s hotline receives numerous calls from tenants about a lack of heat in their units.  When we ask what steps the resident uses to address the problem in the meantime, a …

No RLTO – Terminate Tenancy – 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 …

PHOTOS: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Chicago Rental Housing

Chicago’s current 311-reporting process does not work to protect renters against their slumlords. A mandatory rental housing inspection program with strong enforcement power is imperative for Chicago and the health of its communities. Below is a …

When Bed Bugs Attack When Bed Bugs Attack

Bed bugs have returned, invading our hospitals, hotels, public transportation, and most unsettling of all, our homes. While bed bugs do not transmit disease, bed bugs have proven to be a serious nuisance to homeowners …

Bed Bug Seminar & Cosi Sandwiches: Thursday, Jan 20th at 6pm Bed Bug Seminar & Cosi Sandwiches: Thursday, Jan 20th at 6pm

MTO will be hosting a Bed Bug Workshop at the Chicago Urban League (4510 S. Michigan) on Thursday, Jan 20th from 6 to 8pm. Free parking is available. Sandwiches and refreshments will be served, courtesy …