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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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High Alert Jun 5, 2014 Pet Summer Safety Tips for Extreme Heat
High Alert May 21, 2014 Consumer Self-Help Guide Now Available

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May 09,2014 Department of Buildings Reminds Residents of Porch Safety
Apr 02,2014 Mayor Emanuel Introduces Sign Ordinance Amendment To Address Changing Technology In Dynamic Image And Video Display Signs
Mar 27,2014 Department of Streets and Sanitation Begins Aggressive Cleaning of Chicago Streets After Historic Winter
Dec 20,2013 Mayor Emanuel Announces City of Learning Initiative to Continue Momentum of Summer of Learning
Oct 21,2013 Mayor Emanuel Announces Recycling Expansion Complete as Final Phase Reaches the Last 72,000 Households

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