I invite you to attend two workshops this week designed to inform 49th Ward tenants of their rights and responsibilities.
I am teaming up with Northside Community Resources to host two “Renters’ Rights Information Sessions.” These sessions will be available in both Spanish and English, and held simultaneously in two rooms at the Chicago Math and Science Academy, 7212 N. Clark (just south of the City of Chicago Firehouse and across the street from Touhy Park).
In Session 1 (held on Wednesday, June 10th, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.), experts will provide an overview of the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance (RLTO). The RLTO governs the vast majority of residential rental agreements in the City. Knowing your rights and responsibilities is key to a good rental relationship. Be sure you know what’s expected of you and what you can expect in return.
For a summary of the RLTO, CLICK HERE.
To read the complete text of the RLTO, CLICK HERE.
In Session 2, (held on Thursday, June 11th, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.), you will learn your rights under the Fair Housing laws and what you can do if you believe you are a victim of discrimination. You will also learn about the eviction process and your rights if you are being evicted or about to be evicted from your home.
Professors F. Willis Caruso and Damian Ortiz of the John Marshall Law School will provide an overview of the Fair Housing laws and Mark Swartz of the Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing and Gypsy Gavia of the Latino Policy Forum will talk to you about evictions.
Both sessions will take place at the Chicago Math and Science Academy, 7212 N Clark. Free parking is available.
I urge you to take advantage of these free workshop sessions so that you can protect yourself and know your rights.