Illinois Tenants Rights


Chicago's Metropolitan Tenants Organization
1180 N. Milwaukee
Chicago,IL 60622
(773)292-4980 phone
(773)292-0333 fax
(773)292-4988 renter's hotline

A not-for-profit organization dedicated to decent affordable housing for tenants in Chicago. They operate a tenants rights hotline that averages 10,000 calls a year, organize in HUD subsidized prepayment buildings, operate a VISTA program with five community organizations, provide trainings and workshops across Chicago, and participate in citywide efforts on code enforcement, development without displacement, affordable housing and more.


Illinois Tenants Union
Illinois Tenants Union
4616 N. Drake
Chicago, IL 60625-5814
(773) 478-1133 phone

Nonprofit advocacy organization for residential renters, serving Chicago, Cook County, or in surrounding suburbs. ITU has a professional staff to counsel tenants. ITU provides the following services: (1) lease-breaking before end of term; (2) pressuring landlords for repairs with inspections and rent withholding; (3) getting legal representation for tenants being sued for eviction; and (4) assisting tenants in getting refunds of their security deposits. ITU is not a legal services corporation, but its Executive Director is an attorney and they can recommend tenant attorneys.


Champaign-Urbana Tenant Union

Address: 326 Illini Union
Phone: (217) 333-0112
Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday


Center for Renters' Rights

Address: Box 578335, Chicago, IL 60657-8335
Phone: (773) 244-8152
Fax: (773) 244-8153