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The condition of my apartment / building is not up to standards.
My landlord is discriminating against me.
I am being evicted.
My landlord is retaliating against me.
I have questions about how security deposits work.
The apartment I live in is in foreclosure.
I have been locked out of my apartment by my landlord.
I do not have heat, running water, hot water, electricity, gas, or plumbing.
I have questions about emergency rental assistance
Housing Problems Solved
A free resource for Chicago renters facing housing issues, Rentervention is a joint project of the Law Center for Better Housing, Illinois Legal Aid Online, the Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois, and other advocates dedicated to helping Chicago tenants.
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Each year more than 20,000 people are evicted from their homes in Chicago. Tens of thousands more experience problems with the conditions in their homes or with disputes over security deposits filings per 100 rental units)
Put in human terms, that’s about 1 in 25 renters and their families facing eviction each year.
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Law Center for Better Housing’s Rentervention project received the Wintrust Chicago Neighbor Award, which celebrates innovations that are solving challenges experienced by Chicago’s neighborhoods and its residents, at the 22nd annual Chicago Innovation Awards.
If you ask anyone at a nonprofit, chances are they’ll say this is their busiest time of year. At LCBH, quarter four marks the season of giving, the welcome of winter weather, and, with it, many urgent conditions issues in apartments. Amid this chaos, this week reminds me to slow down and reflect on the many people who make our work possible.