Chicago Relocation Plan Ordinance

The 2019 Chicago Relocation Plan Ordinance protects senior tenants of affordable housing buildings that are undergoing renovation and rehabilitation.

Developers are required to comply with the relocation ordinance for all housing that has received any financial assistance from the City of Chicago with 24 or more units where a senior tenant is required to move, including those administered by the Chicago Housing Authority.

Relocation assistance must be provided to senior citizen households who are temporarily relocated or internally transferred due to a renovation project. Adopted in 2019, the ordinance requires owners and developers to have a written relocation plan prior to receipt of any subsequent City funding to ensure that disruptions to senior tenants are minimized.

The Rules and Regulations document provides an explanation of several elements of the ordinance, including:

  • Relocation plan development and approval

  • Relocation notification

  • Relocation coordination

  • Replacement housing and accomodations

  • Temporary daytime displacement

  • Reporting and enforcement

For more information on the ordinance, contact Louise Christmas at 312.744.9782.

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