For Landlords

Rental Subsidy Programs

The Department of Housing provides rental subsidy programs to help provide housing choice options to all Chicago residents. These programs help housing stability to Chicago families, but also support landlords as well.

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.

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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