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PHOTOS: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Chicago Rental Housing
January 14, 2011 – 8:05 PM | One Comment

Chicago’s current 311-reporting process does not work to protect renters against their slumlords. A mandatory rental housing inspection program with strong enforcement power is imperative for Chicago and the health of its communities.¬†Below is a …

MTO Organizers Support Tenant in Fighting Lock-out and Restoring Utilities
January 13, 2010 – 11:55 AM | No Comment
MTO Organizers Support Tenant in Fighting Lock-out and Restoring Utilities

On December 17th a tenant residing at 634 N. Ridgeway called the Metropolitan Tenants Organizations (MTO) hotline in regards to no heat.¬† The tenant was referred to MTO organizers who immediately went to the building. …

Apartment Conditions & Repair: Terminate Tenancy Sample Letter
December 4, 2009 – 4:17 PM | No Comment

This letter applies to residents within the city of Chicago only who are covered under the Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance (RLTO). Please see the Exceptions to the RLTO to ensure the law applies to you.
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Apartment Conditions & Repair: Rent Reduction Sample Letter
December 4, 2009 – 4:16 PM | 16 Comments

This letter applies to residents within the city of Chicago only who are covered under the Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance (RLTO). Please see the Exceptions to the RLTO to ensure the law applies to you.
For …

Apartment Conditions & Repair: Repair and Deduct Sample Letter
December 4, 2009 – 4:14 PM | No Comment

This letter applies to residents within the city of Chicago only who are covered under the Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance (RLTO). Please see the Exceptions to the RLTO to ensure the law applies to you.
For …