The City of Evanston and the Interfaith Housing Center of the Northern Suburbs will hold a meeting this month to inform Evanston residents about their rights and responsibilities under the Evanston Landlord Tenant Ordinance.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 24, from 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 2402 of the Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.

At this meeting, tenants will:

  • Learn about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant under the Evanston Landlord Tenant Ordinance.
  • Learn how to effectively work with your landlord to create a better living environment.
  • Learn how to request repairs.
  • Learn about heat rules.
  • Learn security deposits rules.
  • Receive answers to your questions from a tenant expert.

For more information and to RSVP, contact: Brendan Saunders 847-501-4352 x402 or at

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  1. How about the landlords?

    How about a landlords' meeting where we can find out how to get rent from deadbeats and get tenants to obey lease provisions and get tenants to report minor problems before they become major?

    1. If you’re renting properties you should know the answer

      Listen, if you are in the rental game you should already know that you can get a Forcible Entry and Detainer.

      The process is pretty simple and isn't impacted by the new ordinance.

      As for detecting "minor problems before they get major," that comes down to propery vetting your tenants.

      There are many rental property owners in town who exploit the community by renting to habitual criminals and failing to keep up their property.

      When you look at the daily criminal reports you will see that a significant majority of those people arrested for major property and violent offences are living in rental properties.

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