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Metropolitan Tenants Organization

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeowners & Tenants Associations

Mission: To increase the tenants control over, and participation

Programs: Affordable housing prevention program (ahpp): through ahpp, the organization attemtps to reverse deteriorating conditions of privately owned rental stock. Ahpp helps tenants to form tenants associations and provides self-help tools to tenants that build the capacity of tenants and community leaders to initiate repairs and be proactive about housing conditions in their community.

tenants stabilization includes three sub-programs. Each program is designed to educate and assist individual tenants to stabilize their rental housing situation. Mto's tenants rights hotline serves between 8,000 and 10,000 renters annually. Staff and volunteer hotline counselors provide callers with information to help resolve an existing housing crisis. Counselors provide tenants with verbal information and then send them written documentation. Mto provides tenants with 11 different brochures c

advocacy programs is currently working to secure passage of three housing laws. Mto empowers members to participate in coalitions, meet with alderman and develop campaigns. Currently, mto is working to secure the passage of chicago healthy homes inspection program (chhip), keeping the promise ordinance (ktp) and the just housing initiative (jhi). Chhip works to develop a pro-active inspection program for the city of chicago. Ktp will provide oversight of cha. Jhi will limit the use of criminal b

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This organization does wonderful works; however some of the upper staff takes advantage of volunteers and interns. When it comes time to get help from them, they act like they're too busy to help even though you gave them months of your time.