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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Evictions & Foreclosures

Guides about evictions, foreclosures, and moving out.

Apartment Conditions & Repair

Find out how to address repair issues with your landlord.

Leases & Security Deposits

Starting and ending the rental agreement; security deposits.

Heat, Utilities & Other Essential Services

Gas or water turned off? No heat in your apartment? Click here.

Lockouts and Retaliation

Lockouts, unlawful landlord entry and more.

Oak Park Tenant Handbook

Tenant Handbook

Mt Prospect Crime Free Housing: Ordinance 5619

Ordinance 5619 now states that the owner of any building or dwelling unit (including a single family residence) which is rented MUST obtain a residential operator’s license. See the ordinance in full below and find …

Chicago Space / Occupancy Requirements

In order to meet legal requirements,  a unit must have at a minimum, the following amount of square feet per person:
one person – 125 sq. feet
2 people – 250 sq. feet
3 people – 350 sq. …

Chicago Building Code: Title 13 Chapter 196

Chicago Building Code: Title 13 Chapter 196 Existing Buildings – Minimum Requirements
13-196-010 Application.
13-196-020 Occupancy.
13-196-030 Structural stability.
13-196-031 Maintenance of exterior walls and enclosures – Definitions.
13-196-032 Maintenance of exterior walls and enclosures – Application.
13-196-033 Maintenance of exterior …

Indoor Air Quality & Smoking

The new Chicago Clean Indoor Air Ordinance was signed into law on Feb. 13, 2008 and supersedes the Smoke Free Illinois Act. The new law is intended to protect patrons and workers against the dangers …

Eviction Court Bench Book

Chicago Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance (RLTO) Chicago Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance (RLTO)

This Ordinance applies to residences within the city of Chicago only. Please see the Exceptions to the RLTO to ensure the law applies to you.
For tenants in suburban Chicagoland, please click here for the law …