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MTO takes on Application Fees
March 17, 2011 – 8:13 AM | 10 Comments
MTO takes on Application Fees

MTO hotline counselors have been hearing that landlords have been charging applicants outrageous fees when applying for housing without providing any explanation for the basis of the fees or if they are refundable. These …

The Poor Fight Back!
March 2, 2011 – 8:50 AM | One Comment
The Poor Fight Back!

Originally posted on www.commondreams.org
On Friday evening February 25th, 400 people, mostly low-income tenants, braved a chilly winter day to take to the streets in Chicago to stand up against the proposed Republican budget cuts. 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, …

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 …

Contact Your Alderman
June 12, 2010 – 8:13 AM | No Comment
Contact Your Alderman

The Aldermen of the Chicago City Council are elected to represent their constituents: you.
Find your alderman by clicking HERE and make a call voicing your support of tenants’ right to have a voice in the …

RENTERS HAVE HIGHER RATES OF UNDERCOUNTS IN CENSUS
February 23, 2010 – 10:50 AM | No Comment
RENTERS HAVE HIGHER RATES OF UNDERCOUNTS IN CENSUS

Across our television screens and on billboards throughout the city announcements about that the 2010 Census are springing up.  The campaign for census participation is one of the biggest in the history of the census.  …