Supporting Information List
City Services


Supporting Information



Accessible Housing
Housing information services offered by the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) are designed to promote and identify integrated, adaptable/accessible and affordable housing for people with disabilities in the Chicago metropolitan area.

 

Blue Cart & Recycling Drop-off Center: Accepted Materials
List of materials that are accepted in the Chicago Blue Cart Program & Recycling Drop-off Centers.

 

Blue Cart Recycling in Chicago As Of January 2013 - Map & Schedule
Blue Cart Recycling Information

 

CFL Recycling and Disposal
Information about how to handle and recycle compact fluorescent lightbulbs, also called CFLs.

 

Cable Operator Contact Information
For additional information, please refer to the company's website, or call the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection at 312-744-4052.

 

Carbon Monoxide Information
Frequently Asked Questions about Carbon Monoxide Information

 

Chicago Recycling Guide: A to Z
Chicago's A to Z Guide to Recycling

 

Emergency Preparedness for Pet Owners
Necessary precautionary steps in the case of floods, fires, blizzards, terrorism.

 

Energy Disclosure Application
The Application for Energy Disclosure is used to request gas or electric disclosures on a particular address and / or unit number.

 

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Get involved in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy programs.

 

File a Discrimination Complaint
The Commission on Human Relations receives, investigates, and rules on discrimination complaints filed under the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance and Chicago Fair Housing Ordinance. For more information about the kinds of discrimination these ordinances prohibit and what remedies are available, please see Discrimination Cases as well as the applicable Ordinances and Regulations.

 

Find a Residential Recycling Drop Off Center
Residential Recycling Drop-Off Centers—blue dumpsters specifically designated for recycling—are located throughout the city. View a list of locations below.

 

Foreclosure Prevention and Housing Counseling Centers
Housing Counseling Centers provide counseling to help Chicago residents purchase homes and reduce the number of properties that are lost as a result of foreclosure.

 

Home Repair Tips For Consumers
The City of Chicago is offering consumers smart tips on how to choose the right contractor and how to detect red flags to avoid getting scammed by a rip off contractor.

 

Human Service Delivery
Human Service Delivery is about people and partners.

 

Invasive Species
Threat of invasive species.

 

Investigation of Discrimination Complaints
The Commission on Human Relations receives, investigates, and rules on discrimination complaints filed under the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance and Chicago Fair Housing Ordinance.

 

Mortgages
Programs to assist potential homeowners and existing homeowners with their mortgage.

 

Overview of Chicago’s Protecting Tenants in Foreclosed Rental Property Ordinance (PTFRPO)
In response to the effect of the mortgage foreclosure crisis on renters, the City of Chicago enacted the Protecting Tenants in Foreclosed Rental Property Ordinance, commonly known as the Keep Chicago Renting Ordinance (KCRO).

 

Porch FAQ
Frequently asked questions about porch safety.

 

Protecting Tenants in Foreclosed Rental Property Ordinance
Protecting Tenants in Foreclosed Rental Property Ordinance

 

Purchasing A Mattress In Chicago
Before buying a mattress, there are certain things every consumer should know.

 

Radon
Radon is a colorless, odorless, and poisonous gas that is released in the soil. The amount of uranium in your soil determines the amount of radon released into the ground around your home.

 

Rents Right
The City of Chicago, in partnership with tenant and landlord organizations, has formed the Rents Right campaign to educate Chicagoans about the legal responsibilities and rights of renters and property owners.

 

Security Deposit Interest Rates
As of Jan. 1, based on information from the City Comptroller's Office, the interest rate to be paid on security deposits is announced.

 

Settlement and Mediation of Discrimination Cases
The Commission on Human Relations receives, investigates, and rules on discrimination complaints filed under the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance and Chicago Fair Housing Ordinance.

 

Technical Assistance-Community (former Housing Resource Centers/HRC)
Technical Assistance-Community (former Housing Resource Center or HRC) agencies provide housing-related information, problem solving, community events, workshops and housing fairs to assist low- and moderate-income homeowners. Funded by the Chicago Department of Planning and Development, the agencies work together to provide comprehensive financial management assistance to clients.

 

Tips to Avoid Post Storm Damage Scams
Avoid any so-called "contractors" that knock on your door, tell you they're working in the neighborhood, and ask if you need assistance. More Tips below.

 

Utility Tax FAQ

 

Water Bill Rates & Charges
Please see below the Water and Sewer Rates Voted on and approved by the Mayor and Chicago City Council of Chicago.

 

Water and Sewer Rates

 

Who is CCHR?
The Commission on Human Relations promotes appreciation of Chicago's diversity and works to eliminate prejudice and discrimination. Commissioners, advisory councils, and staff conduct pro-active programs of education, intervention, and constituency building to discourage bigotry and bring people from different groups together.