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Malcolm X, Gentrification and Housing as a Human Right
May 18, 2016 – 9:15 AM | No Comment
Malcolm X, Gentrification and Housing as a Human Right

Every day the Metropolitan Tenants Organization works with renters who are facing the negative effects of gentrification and other economic forces that threaten their housing. Thousands of low-income renters and homeowners are displaced every year …

Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance
November 23, 2010 – 11:17 AM | 238 Comments
Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance

This Ordinance applies to residences within the city of Chicago only. Please see the Exceptions to the RLTO to ensure the law applies to you.
For tenants in suburban Chicagoland, please click here for the law …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Lockouts – FAQ
November 2, 2009 – 2:29 PM | 13 Comments

NOTE: If your landlord lives in your building, see the “Exceptions” note on the right side of this page.
Lockouts from rental any unit are illegal in the City of Chicago.
What is a lock-out?
Its …

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 …

Security Deposits – FAQ
November 2, 2009 – 1:47 PM | 31 Comments

NOTE: If your landlord lives in your building, see the “Exceptions” note on the right side of this page.
Do I have to tell my landlord I am moving if I have a written lease?
No. Your …

Evictions – FAQ
November 2, 2009 – 1:46 PM | 67 Comments

NOTE: If your landlord lives in your building, see the “Exceptions” note on the right side of this page.
What must my landlord do if he/she wants to have me evicted?
She must file a lawsuit …