Rental Resource Guide
If you are a renter experiencing difficulties paying your rent, utilities, or other home expenses, please check out the following resources below for additional support and financial assistance.
The following organizations are able to help Chicago renters experiencing:
A building foreclosure
Unsafe apartment conditions, such as bed bugs, mold or lead paint
An unresponsive landlord
Utility shut-off by your landlord
Illegal lockout of apartment
Issues with your landlord requiring the help of an attorney
Questions about security deposits
The MTO Tenants’ Rights Hotline can be reached at 773-292-4988 on Monday through Friday, 1-5pm. Don’t have time to call? Email us at neighbors@RepHoanHuynh.com for assistance.
Lawyer Committee for Better Housing (LCBH)
Get legal help from experts by calling LCBH at (312) 347-7600 or text "Hi" to (866) 773-6837
If you are a tenant living in a foreclosed building you can call (312) 784-3507
Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance
In Chicago, the legal rights and responsibilities of both landlords and tenants are covered in the Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance (RLTO).
Illinois Legal Aid Online Assistance
All Illinois residents can find legal information and help at Illinois Legal Aid Online