Last month, LCBH partnered with the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) as featured presenters for their Building Bridges workshops. CHA’s workshops provide continued education for members of their Housing Choice Voucher program, including both renter and landlord participants, on issues they may face in the housing market.
Through this coordinated effort, LCBH led six successful workshops that provided valuable information on the purpose, intent, and protections afforded by Chicago’s newly enacted Protecting Tenants in Foreclosed Rental Properties Ordinance, also known as the Keep Chicago Renting Ordinance. LCBH staff attorneys Aileen Flanagan, Jim Sojoodi, and Frank Avellone, and program manager Patricia Fron, led the educational presentations at CHA training sites across Chicago. In total, the workshops were attended by 268 CHA program participants, who were engaged and informed by LCBH’s presentations about the new legal protections afforded to renters during the judicial foreclosure process in Illinois.
LCBH would like to thank CHA for the opportunity to join forces in educating Chicago’s renters and landlords on their new rights. We are also pleased to announce that we will be leading another six CHA workshops this month, continuing our partnership together!