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The Department of Community Development promotes the development of affordable rental units and helps locate homes for renters needing housing assistance. The department also provides tenants with legal assistance in meeting their obligations and exercising their rights, as well as mediation to resolve disputes in an informal and non-adversarial manner under the city's Landloard and Tenant Ordinance.

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Low Alert Oct 2, 2015 The Department of Buildings Inspects for "No Heat" complaints during Heat Season: September 15-June 1st

Most Recent News (Renters)

Jan 27,2015 Mayor Emanuel, Department Of Buildings Publish Problem Landlords List
Jan 21,2015 Mayor Emanuel, City Council Approve Ordinance To Identify Irresponsible Residential Building Owners
Nov 15,2014 As Winter Chill Takes Hold, Mayor Emanuel Joins City Departments to Remind Residents To Take Precautions During Cold Weather
Oct 06,2014 Chicago Fire Department and Chicago Department of Buildings Remind Residents: Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives!
Aug 08,2014 DFSS To Hold 6 Citywide Resource Fairs on September 12th

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