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Support the Just Housing Amendment
August 23, 2016 – 7:07 AM | No Comment
Support the Just Housing Amendment

One out of every three Americans has an arrest record. Nearly 50% of children have a parent with a criminal record. Housing policies that ban people with records disproportionately affects people of color and people …

Mobile App Coming Soon
September 26, 2013 – 10:34 AM | No Comment
Mobile App Coming Soon

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Vacant Property Ordinance Passes Unanimously
August 16, 2011 – 10:14 AM | 5 Comments
Vacant Property Ordinance Passes Unanimously

Foreclosure is a nationwide epidemic that crosses color lines, socio-economic status and affects all communities.  Often, when it comes to the foreclosure discourse, it is a common misconception that homeowners are solely affected; however, according …

Ms. Hightower testifies in support of the Vacant Property Ordinance: TEXT
August 16, 2011 – 10:13 AM | One Comment
Ms. Hightower testifies in support of the Vacant Property Ordinance: TEXT

Good morning, my name is Ms. Patricia Hightower.  I am a resident of Chicago, Illinois, and I live in a senior building on the southeast side of Chicago.  I am also a member of the …

Chicago votes to oppose cuts to HUD
August 3, 2011 – 11:15 AM | No Comment
Chicago votes to oppose cuts to HUD

On July 28th, families, disabled citizens, and the elderly throughout Chicago celebrated the unanimous passage of a City Council Resolution authored by tenants, organizers, and allies with the Chicago Housing Initiative (CHI) …

Healthy Homes Mean Health Equity – A Message from the Executive Director
July 8, 2011 – 12:26 PM | No Comment
Healthy Homes Mean Health Equity – A Message from the Executive Director

I just returned from the National Healthy Homes Conference as well as the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative meeting in Denver.  The meetings reaffirm MTO’s commitment to involve ourselves and help shape the agenda of …

Stand Up Against the Eviction of a Tenant for having Bed Bugs
June 17, 2011 – 7:09 AM | 2 Comments
Stand Up Against the Eviction of a Tenant for having Bed Bugs

On Thursday, June 23rd, please join the Metropolitan Tenants Organization at a rally supporting a YMCA senior, disabled resident, Alonzo Carter. Alonzo is a member of the Emil Jones Tenant Council in a property owned …

You are invited to MTO’s Annual Bowl-a-thon: Sat, August 13th
June 12, 2011 – 12:06 PM | No Comment
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 …

Condo Conversion Ordinance
May 5, 2011 – 8:57 AM | No Comment

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); })();