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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 May 21, 2014 Consumer Self-Help Guide Now Available

Most Recent News (Renters)

Oct 08,2014 Mayor Emanuel and Alderman Burke, Balcer And Solis Introduces Ordinance To Strengthen Law, Encourage Landlords To Install Smoke, Carbon Monoxide Detectors
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
Aug 05,2014 MAYOR EMANUEL, DSS ANNOUNCE 'PITCH IN CHICAGO' COMMUNITY CLEAN UP
May 09,2014 Department of Buildings Reminds Residents of Porch Safety

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