Lift the Ban – Northside Townhall

Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Center on Halsted
3656 N. Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60613
Lift the Ban – Northside Townhall


Join neighbors across the north side of Chicago to share why we need rent control. Currently, rent control is banned statewide. We need to make clear to our state officials that they need to lift this ban ASAP! Local state reps, senators, and aldermen have been invited to hear your voice on why this is an important issue. Policy experts and organizers from our Lift The Ban campaign will be present to talk and field questions about the work that is being done and what rent control would mean for tenants in Chicago and across the state. Most importantly, this town hall is about you, your story, and your voice! We hope to see you there.

Show your support for lifting the statewide ban on rent control by talking to your neighbors & calling your elected officials to ask them to support lifting the ban. You can send a letter to them here:

Saturday, September 15, 2019
1:00 – 3:00pm
The Center on Halsted
3656 N. Halsted St.

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The ‘Lift the Ban’ coalition is advocating for economic well-being and stability for Illinois’ families through repealing the Rent Control Preemption Act of 1997, and establishing rent control for Chicago residents.

The “Lift the Ban” coalition is led by the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization, Lugenia Burns Hope Center, Northside Action for Justice, and Pilsen Alliance. Current membership includes: Action Now Institute, American Indian Center, Autonomous Tenants Union, Chicago Democratic Socialists of America, Coalition for Equitable Community Development, The Community Law Project, Lawyers Committee for Better Housing, Metropolitan Tenants Organization, Northwest Side Housing Center, ONE Northside, People for Community Recovery, SEIU HCII, Somos Logan Square, 33rdWard IPO, 25th Ward IPO, United Working Families, and Westside Health Authority.

LCBH recommends that Illinois should lift the ban on rent control and repeal the Rent Control Preemption Act of 1997. The law is overly broad and has been used to challenge Chicago’s Keep Chicago Renting Ordinance. Honest debate on any form of rent stabilization for Chicago is impossible while this ban exists. LCBH has no position on any specific proposal for Chicago, but does believe it’s time to let the people talk. Read more at