Renters’ Spring Celebration 2013!

On April 23rd, 2013 Metropolitan Tenants Organization will host our annual Renters’ Spring Celebration at Revolution Brewing 2323 N. Milwaukee 6-8 pm.  Good food, good music, good times and good networking.  Last year’s event attracted more than 100 Chicagoans.  This year, the event commemorates the passage of what has come to be known as the “Fair Housing Act” of 1968.  Cook County Commissioners Larry Suffredin, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia and Robert Steele, as well as Kate Walz of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law and Beto Berrera of Access Living, will be recognized for their work for housing justice.

At this year’s event, MTO plans to lift up the voices of Chicagoan’s who have been a part of the struggle for housing justice over the years and renew the  call to action to work toward safe, decent and affordable housing for everyone.

We hope you will join us for what is sure to be a fun & memorable evening!

For questions or to participate in ad sponsorship please contact Kathy at 773-292-4980 ext 230 or

Top Sponsors – Gold Level:  Law Offices of Hall Adams LLC *** Silver Level:  Illinois State Senator Heather Steans & Leo Smith.  THANK YOU!

Safety & Security with the Help of MTO…

Please take a moment to hear one of our member’s describe how MTO assisted him in improving the safety and security of his building.

We hope that his story will inspire to become a member and support our work.  We are very thankful for everyone’s support throughout the year!  Happy Holidays from all of us at MTO!

MTO Celebrates 25 Years: Photos

MTO Celebrates 25 Years of Raising renters voices and community preservation!

On May 4, 2010, friends, supporters, and staff members from across the years gathered at Chicago’s Cultural Center to celebrate MTO’s 25th Anniversary.  The occasion served as an opportunity to present several Chicagoan’s with MTO’s first Movement Builder awards.  This year’s awardees were Deborah Harrington, former President of the Wood’s Fund of Chicago, Steven Whitman, Ph. D, Director of the Sinai Urban Health Institute, and Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez.

We are grateful to our sponsors for making this event possible.

Silver Anniversary Sponsors
Bank of America
Universal Management Services, Inc.

Celebration Sponsors
Dolores and Paul Bernstein, Attorney at Law
LISC/Chicago New Communities Program
Dan Starr, Attorney at Law

Advocate Sponsors
California Indian Manpower Consortium, Inc.
Crossroads Fund
Edelman, Combs, Latturner & Goodwin, LLC
Laurie R. Glenn, Thinkinc.
Arthur S. Gunn, MST. CPA
David Morris, Attorney at Law
National Equity Fund
Melinda Power
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

In-Kind Sponsors
Community Media Workshop

If you were unable to join us, below are some glimpses of the evening’s festivities. You still have the opportunity to support our 25th Anniversary by clicking here and designating your gift as “25th Celebration.” Thank you.