Tenants' Rights

Who We Help

Our work focuses primarily on helping people who live in public housing, project-based Section 8 housing and the Chicago House Authority’s voucher program.

How We Help

Our staff assists low-income clients in fighting unwarranted evictions and recovering security deposits. We also work with tenants whose landlord has allowed the building to fall into disrepair. Our advocacy includes educating people of their rights under the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance.

We currently have a lawsuit on behalf of the Uptown Tent City working to ensure that the residents can return once construction on the overpasses is complete, and guaranteeing the city can no longer effectively criminalize homelessness. For more information about the Uptown Tent City, our work, or how you can help, please click here. 

For additional information on our services, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions page, or give us a call at 773-769-1411. Please note that UPLC does not represent individuals in criminal cases.

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