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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MTO’s 2016 Spring Event MTO’s 2016 Spring Event

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 Fifty Years After Freedom Summer / And the Fight Goes On
This year’s Spring Event recognizes the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer  — the Chicago Campaign, when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. came …

BMO Harris Bank and Millennium Properties Still Stalling on Englewood Apartment Building BMO Harris Bank and Millennium Properties Still Stalling on Englewood Apartment Building

BMO Harris Bank, once one of Chicago’s proudest banking institutions, moved to foreclose on the 24-unit complex at 72nd & Wentworth in April of 2015. When banks foreclose on buildings, the law requires them to …

We Know How To Stop The Epidemic Of Lead Poisoning. Why Aren’t We? We Know How To Stop The Epidemic Of Lead Poisoning. Why Aren’t We?

We know exactly how to eliminate lead hazards to keep children safe. Yet federal regulations that are supposed to protect families in any kind of housing, public and private, have lagged far behind current scientific …

BMO Harris Bank Scamming Englewood Again? BMO Harris Bank Scamming Englewood Again?

When MTO organizers arrived this week to speak with tenants at a south side property, building violations became readily apparent, and downright terrifying. The floors and ceilings in many units are literally caving in. Other …

Tenant Wins Settlement Over Illegal Lockout Tenant Wins Settlement Over Illegal Lockout

Donna Johnson always paid the rent on time in the south side apartment where she lived with her daughter. She enjoyed living in the modest three-unit building near Marquette Park. By any definition, Donna was a …

The market will not solve the housing shortage The market will not solve the housing shortage

There is a strong consensus that we need more inclusive and stronger democratic societies. We all acknowledge that access to decent affordable housing in integrated societies where everyone can feel ‘at home’, is one of the …

HACC To Open First Family Wait List Since 2009 HACC To Open First Family Wait List Since 2009

The Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) will begin accepting pre-applications for the Ford Heights public housing wait list for (2) two, (3) three, (4) four, and (5) bedroom units at the following Family Development:

 
Vera L. Yates
1055 …

2016 Chicago Security Deposit Interest Rates 2016 Chicago Security Deposit Interest Rates

Chicago law requires landlords to pay tenants interest any time they pay any sort of deposit or prepaid rent as part of renting an apartment. Chicago law requires that the landlord pays the tenant interest. …