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Just Housing Amendment to the Human Rights Ordinance

On April 25, 2019, the Cook County Board of Commissioners passed an amendment (Ord. No. 19-2394) to § 42-38 of the Cook County Human Rights Ordinance (“Ordinance”) to Prohibit housing discrimination based on an individual’s covered criminal history; and Require housing providers to perform an individualized assessment of an otherwise qualified individual’s criminal conviction history prior to denying them housing. Below are frequently asked questions for applicants and the general public to help navigate the Just Housing Amendment to the Human Rights Ordinance. PDFs of this FAQ and a FAQ for housing providers, sample language for notices to applicants, definitions, [...]

2022-03-30T14:45:27+00:00February 11, 2020|News|

12 Tips for Being a Great Tenant That Landlords Love

It’s all too easy to fall into the trap of thinking of your landlord as an adversary, someone whose interests clash with your own. But that faulty attitude can cost you time, money, and stress. In reality, your landlord is a supplier, someone who has a business relationship with you. It’s true that your interests and theirs aren’t perfectly aligned. They want to charge as much as possible for their service, and you want to pay as little as possible, as in any supplier-client relationship. But suppliers and clients don’t have to have an antagonistic relationship – quite the [...]

2022-03-30T14:12:59+00:00January 29, 2020|News|

Holiday Reminders

HOLIDAY TRAVEL If you are traveling during the holidays, remember to leave your heat set no lower than 55 degrees to prevent freezing/burst pipes. HOLIDAY PACKAGE DELIVERY It is typical for an increase in package delivery this time of year. It is strongly recommended that you have parcels either delivered to your place of work, require a signature for delivery, or have them shipped to a secure nearby location, such as a UPS Access Point, FedEx locker, or Amazon Hub Locker. Pick up suggestions: An accumulation of packages in a building lobby is not only visually [...]

2022-03-30T14:23:17+00:00December 3, 2019|News|

Tips for Getting Your Apartment Ready for Winter

Fall is a good time of year to begin preparing your apartment for the winter. As temperatures begin to drop, your apartment will require some low maintenance in order to keep it worry-free throughout the winter. Here are tips on how to get your apartment ready for the coming season. Air Conditioner: Be sure to remove your air conditioner. Close and latch all windows. Water Lines – to prevent water lines from freezing and bursting during cold weather: When temperature drops below 10 degrees, allow water to trickle, especially at night when the temperatures drop. Open up all cabinet doors [...]

2021-06-23T20:17:20+00:00November 11, 2019|News|

Fall Activities Every Family Should Have on their Autumn Bucket Lists

When the weather finally starts to cool down and the leaves start to change colors, that means you've made it to the best season of the year. No, not because it's stunning and Halloween — the best holiday ever — happens in the middle of it, although all of that is true. What makes autumn so spectacular is the endless amount of cozy fall activities you can do together with your family for little to no money. Whether you want to cuddle up inside with a cup of warm apple cider and watch one of the best Halloween movies of all time on Freeform (yes, [...]

2021-06-23T20:09:28+00:00October 4, 2019|News|

Extreme Heat Precaution

Extreme Heat often results in the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards.  In most of the United States, extreme heat is defined as a long period (2 to 3 days) of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees.  In extreme heat, evaporation is slowed down and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. This can lead to death by overworking the human body. Click here for more information on how to stay safe.

2021-06-23T20:02:51+00:00July 19, 2019|News|

Apartment Etiquette: 6 Tips from an Expert

The apartment search is often about the location, the view, the amenities. But consider, too, that your new neighbors, the doorman, and the others in the immediate area will shape your experience of living in the apartment. Wondering how to imbue those relationships with positive feelings?  Domu asked Leontina Richardson, the Chicago owner of Stepping Into Etiquette, for her top etiquette tips for apartment dwellers. Learn more here >>>

2021-06-23T19:58:49+00:00April 10, 2019|News|

Frigid Temperature Warning

Frigid Temperature Warning With frigid temperatures forecasted for the next several days, please remember to take precautionary measures to avoid frozen pipes.  Frozen pipes are suspected when water does not flow from the faucet after being turned on.  If you believe this is happening in your unit, please alert your property manager immediately, as it could quickly escalate to an urgent matter and cause significant damage to your home and the property. In general, we suggest the temperature in the apartment to be a minimum of 60 degrees as this will help minimize the possibility of your pipes freezing. [...]

2021-06-23T17:56:41+00:00January 24, 2019|News|

How to Choose an Apartment

Sometimes there are too many details when choosing an apartment, making it hard to make a final decision.  There are many angles that might might make one new apartment seem more appealing to you than another. Search carefully The first step in choosing the right apartment is to search in the right way.  Record the details of the apartments you visit, including the property's stats, your notes, photos, and whatever questions you asked the landlord. Know your priorities and stick to them! The most important aspect of making a choice is knowing what is really important to you.  By putting your [...]

2021-06-23T17:48:07+00:00January 4, 2019|News|

Christmas in Chicago

Winter in Chicago may be cold (and filled with snow and slush), but Christmas in Chicago makes it worth the extra layers you might have to wear. The period between Thanksgiving and the New Year's Eve is filled with heartfelt traditions, from tree-lighting ceremonies to wreathing and department store window displays. It's the only time of year when you can sip a mug of steaming spiced wine beneath the Picasso statue, visit the Walnut Room tree at Macy's and sing carols in front of the Bean. There's something undeniably special about Christmas in Chicago. Things to do in Chicago during [...]

2021-06-23T18:15:51+00:00November 29, 2018|News|
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