For Landlords

The Department of Housing is responsible for overseeing the Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance and setting the interest rate used for all security deposits.

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
Technical Assistance-Community (former 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.

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