Make a Difference this Giving Tuesday!
November 27, 2017 – 1:54 PM | No Comment

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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You are invited to MTO’s Annual Bowl-a-thon: Sat, August 13th You are invited to MTO’s Annual Bowl-a-thon: Sat, August 13th

It’s time for MTO’s 24th Annual Bowl-a-Thon!
Why should you come bowl with MTO on Saturday, August 23rd?

great prizes to win in categories such as: highest score, best team name, lowest score, etc
free pizza, pop, and …

Region 5 HUD Bed Bug Memo Region 5 HUD Bed Bug Memo

Metropolitan Tenants Organization, in partnership with Region 5 HUD, Georgia HAP, Shriver Center, Community Investment Corporation, and several other agencies and community organizations, is happy to announce the completion of our guidelines memo on the …

Condo Conversion Ordinance

Condo Ordinance 4-28-11(function() { var scribd = document.createElement(“script”); scribd.type = “text/javascript”; scribd.async = true; scribd.src = “http://www.scribd.com/javascripts/embed_code/inject.js”; var s = document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(scribd, s); })();

Tenants and Condo Purchasers Win Protections Tenants and Condo Purchasers Win Protections

CITY COUNCIL PASSES CONDO CONVERSION ORDINANCE
With Mayor Daley overseeing his final Chicago City Council meeting, the aldermen unanimously passed a condo conversion ordinance.  The ordinance represents five years of struggle on the part of …

Condo Conversion: Action Update Condo Conversion: Action Update

RENTERS’ RIGHTS IN CONDO CONVERSIONS – AN UPDATE
On Tuesday, April 19th, the Mayor’s Condo Conversion Task Force met to discuss proposed changes to their report in the latest episode in the now five-year long battle …

Fiesta Rumba May 19th, 2011 Fiesta Rumba May 19th, 2011

Join tenants, neighbors, and community leaders for appetizers, drinks, live music, and dancing at the La Encantada Restaurant in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood.
This event will benefit the Metropolitan Tenants Organization’s work for social justice …

Extremely High Levels of Lead Detected in Pilsen Air Extremely High Levels of Lead Detected in Pilsen Air

MTO’s offices are located directly across the street from the Fisk Generating Station and very near Perez Elementary School.
New monitoring data obtained by the Tribune reveal that high levels of toxic lead frequently lingered …

MTO takes on Application Fees MTO takes on Application Fees

MTO hotline counselors have been hearing that landlords have been charging applicants outrageous fees when applying for housing without providing any explanation for the basis of the fees or if they are refundable. These …

MTO is Hiring MTO is Hiring

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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 …