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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 …

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, …

Chicago Tenants and Chase Bank
July 16, 2010 – 10:23 AM | No Comment
Chicago Tenants and Chase Bank

Her building, 7263 S. Coles, is quite literally falling apart. Bricks are falling off the front of the South Shore apartment building, not to mention the ceilings are falling in and the electricity is about …

Action Alert: Protest Downtown at Chase Bank this Thursday
July 13, 2010 – 2:40 PM | No Comment
Action Alert: Protest Downtown at Chase Bank this Thursday

This weekend, the residents of 7263 S Coles face homelessness. JP Morgan Chase has failed in its responsibility for maintaining this 30-unit property since 2008. For two years, Chase has allowed the building to deteriorate …

Renters Win Round 1
May 12, 2010 – 11:33 AM | No Comment
Renters Win Round 1

Round 2 is on Monday, May 24th.
Tenants and activists gathered in the second floor lobby of City Hall Tuesday April 27th before the Building Committee meeting to express their support of Mayor Daley’s amendment to …

Tenants Get Repairs and Fight Foreclosure
April 6, 2010 – 10:07 AM | No Comment
Tenants Get Repairs and Fight Foreclosure

In August of 2008 tenants from a building in Englewood called MTO’s Tenants Rights Hotline complaining about egregious conditions including broken security locks, pest infestations, and lack of essential services, like heat.  MTO immediately sent …

Tenants and Foreclosure – FAQ
December 14, 2009 – 1:11 PM | 36 Comments

Tenants impacted by foreclosure: Frequently Asked Questions
What is a foreclosure?
When an owner falls behind in mortgage payments, foreclosure is the court process by which a bank forces the sale of a building used as security …

Chicago Public Radio: Renters Caught in the Housing Collapse
September 10, 2009 – 10:08 PM | No Comment
Chicago Public Radio: Renters Caught in the Housing Collapse

Thousands of buildings went into foreclosure last year in Chicago. And they weren’t all bungalows and condos. Joining us to talk about how foreclosures are affecting renters is John Bartlett. He is executive director of the Metropolitan Tenants Organization in Chicago.