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'Problem Landlord List' Approved by City Council

Problem Landlord List Approved by City Council: DNA Info

The City Council moved Wednesday to create a "problem landlord list" to shame scofflaw landlords into addressing problems in their buildings.

By a 49-0 vote, the council approved an ordinance giving the Department of Buildings authority to create and publish the list. A landlord found "liable" in administrative hearings on two violations within two years would be placed on the list.

Buildings Commissioner Felicia Davis said in committee testimony Tuesday that the first list would be published on the department website on Monday.

City of Chicago to publish 'Bad Landlord List'

The City of Chicago is putting together a list of the city's worst landlords, hoping to put heat on property owners who often provide nothing for their tenants.

City Hall announced the so-called 'Bad Landlord List' on Monday. It will be published in a couple weeks and will include the names of property owners who have been taken to court at least three times in the past 24 months.

FOX 32: What's it like living in these conditions?

"It's hell! I mean it's cold," said Antoinette McRavy.

No opting out: Here's a compromise on city's affordable housing ordinance

No opting out: Here's a compromise on city's affordable housing ordinance: Crain's

In 2003, the city of Chicago enacted an Affordable Requirements Ordinance mandating affordable units in private market developments. The development community was and continues to be a supporter of this and is a proponent of the affordable housing regulations included in the ARO.

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