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September 26, 2013 – 10:34 AM | No Comment
Mobile App Coming Soon

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

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PHOTOS: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Chicago Rental Housing
January 14, 2011 – 8:05 PM | One Comment

Chicago’s current 311-reporting process does not work to protect renters against their slumlords. A mandatory rental housing inspection program with strong enforcement power is imperative for Chicago and the health of its communities. Below is a …

Radon – FAQ
November 3, 2010 – 9:03 AM | 2 Comments
Radon – FAQ

What is radon?
Radon is a radioactive, colorless, odorless, dense, tasteless noble gas, occurring naturally in soil.
How does radon get into homes?
Radon gas forms naturally in the soil in the Midwest. When the gas is produced, …

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 …

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 …

Evanston Rental laws
December 22, 2009 – 10:02 AM | No Comment

Evanston Resident Landlord Tenant Ordinance

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 | 18 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 …