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MTO is Hiring
March 11, 2011 – 8:32 AM | No Comment
MTO is Hiring

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Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance
November 23, 2010 – 11:17 AM | 244 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 …

Bed Bugs – FAQ
October 4, 2010 – 2:51 PM | 27 Comments
Bed Bugs – FAQ

What are bed bugs?
Bed bugs are small, wingless insects that feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals. Bed bugs prefer human blood, but can also feed on pets if people aren’t present.
Are bed bugs disease …

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, …

State of the Renter in the City of Chicago
September 1, 2010 – 1:25 PM | No Comment
State of the Renter in the City of Chicago

The Hotline has served as MTO’s eyes and ears into the lives of renters. Since its inception in 1994, the MTO Hotline has fielded more than 150,000 calls, carefully collecting information and tracking data on …

Apartment Conditions and Repairs – FAQ
April 24, 2010 – 3:46 PM | 95 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 …

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 …

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 …