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Action Alert: Save Renters’ Security Deposits!
May 19, 2010 – 1:36 PM | No Comment
Action Alert: Save Renters’ Security Deposits!

*UPDATE* The subcommittee meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, June 16th at 10am at City Hall. Meet on the 2nd floor.

*UPDATE* MTO has learned that the subcommittee meeting scheduled for Monday has been canceled. Check …

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 …

Lawyers, Low-Income Housing & Other Resources
April 23, 2010 – 11:00 PM | 16 Comments

This is an informational resource list. None of the following organizations have affiliation with the Metropolitan Tenants Organization.
Legal Organization Referrals
Evictions (tenant must be low-income)
Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing (referral must be faxed)…………..312-784-3527
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services …

Action Alert: Save Our Security Deposits
April 23, 2010 – 2:36 PM | No Comment
Action Alert: Save Our Security Deposits

There are 550,000 renter households in the city of Chicago. On Tuesday, April 27th, 2010, they’ll all have a serious matter at stake: their security deposits.
In response to the foreclosure crisis, Mayor Daley has proposed …

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 …

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 …