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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 …

Saturday, September 25th: the Rents Rights Expo
September 22, 2010 – 8:16 AM | No Comment
Saturday, September 25th: the Rents Rights Expo

Learn about bed bugs, credit repair, foreclosure, repair issues, housing subsidies and more.
Come join us Saturday September 25th from 9am- 2pm at Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson Ave., for the cities largest rental housing expo, …

Apartment Conditions and Repairs – FAQ
April 24, 2010 – 3:46 PM | 93 Comments

NOTE: If your landlord lives in your building, see the “Exceptions” note on the right side of this page.

What is my landlord responsible for?
Your landlord has a duty to keep your apartment in …

Lawyers, Low-Income Housing & Other Resources
April 23, 2010 – 11:00 PM | 14 Comments

This is an informational resource list. None of the following organizations have affiliation with the Metropolitan Tenants Organization.
Legal Organization Referrals
Evictions (tenant must be low-income)
Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing (referral must be faxed)…………..312-784-3527
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services …

Illinois Laws
December 17, 2009 – 12:40 PM | 4 Comments

Foreclosure (Right to Possession) Law: Public Act 095-0262
Illinois Condo Conversion Ordinance
Illinois State Preservation Ordinance
Illinois Code of Civil Procedure – Eviction – Sets out in detail the procedures and methodology of eviction court cases.
Condo Conversion Proposal
“New” Illinois …

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.
For …

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 …

Moving In – FAQ
November 2, 2009 – 2:36 PM | 10 Comments

NOTE: If your landlord lives in your building, see the “Exceptions” note on the right side of this page.
Does my landlord have to give me him/her or anyone else’s name, address and telephone number …

Heat & Other Essential Services – FAQ
November 2, 2009 – 1:55 PM | 54 Comments
Heat & Other Essential Services – FAQ

NOTE: If your landlord lives in your building, see the “Exceptions” note on the right side of this page.
What are essential services?
Heat, running water, hot water, electricity, gas,and plumbing.
Who is responsible for paying for …