TAKE ACTION: Show your support for two important housing initiatives!
March 22, 2017 – 11:19 AM | No Comment

MTO and its allies are working on two important rental housing initiatives: Just Cause for Eviction and the Chicago Healthy Homes Inspection Program (CHHIP). These are two pieces of a broader housing justice platform of affordability, accessibility, habitability and …

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