For Landlords

Emergency Relief for Affordable Multifamily Properties (ERAMP)

The Department of Housing (DOH) has established a relief program to provide short-term operating support to multi-family affordable housing providers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the related economic downturn. The ERAMP program includes both grants and no-interest, deferred payment loans of up to $75,000 per property, based on need.

Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance

In Chicago, the legal rights and responsibilities of both landlords and tenants are covered in the Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance (RLTO).

Security Deposit Interest Rates

The Department of Housing, in conjunction with the City Comptroller, sets the interest rate for security deposits each year.

Technical Assistance Community (TACOM)

Technical Assistance-Community (TACOM, formerly known as Housing Resource Center or HRC) agencies provide housing-related information, problem solving, community events, workshops and housing fairs to assist low- and moderate-income homeowners.

What Landlords Should Know: COVID-19 Protection Ordinance (Expired)

Chicago residential tenants who have lost income as a direct or indirect result of the COVID-19 pandemic can notify their landlords in writing within five days of receiving an eviction notice in order to further protect themselves from eviction.

Additional Resources

Housing 101 was created by DOH to better educate residents on housing resources, including the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords. This presentation also gives an overview of the Affordable Requirements Ordinance, including how to locate ARO units. Additionally, the presentation includes information about the eviction process, housing assistance programs, and community resources.

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