Renny is here to help you!
If you’re a Chicago Tenant that needs help with a housing issue, you’re in the right place. Rentervention is a program of Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing, a nonprofit organization. Rentervention is free and confidential.
Get Brief Advice from a Volunteer Attorney
If you are facing eviction, Rentervention may be able to connect you with a volunteer attorney who can answer your questions about the process and tell you about your rights.
Send a Letter to your Landlord
Does your apartment need repairs? Most Chicago tenants are protected by the Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance, which requires tenants to give written notice to landlords about problems in the apartment before taking any action (like withholding partial rent, fixing and deducting the cost, or ending their lease). Rentervention can:
● Give you a sample letter that you can edit
● Write your landlord for you and send it by certified mail
● Address landlord retaliation to your complaints
Teach You About Your Rights
Rentervention offers tenants information to help them help themselves through common housing issues. You can learn more about your rights by chatting with Renny, reading the ‘Learn’ section on rentervention.com, or interacting with Rentervention staff and volunteers through social media, virtual webinars, and community outreach events.
Connect You with Community Resources
If Rentervention can’t help in your situation, it can refer you to an organization that might be able to help.
Rentervention is a joint project of the Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing, the Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois, and other advocates. If you are an Illinois attorney interested in offering pro bono representation through Rentervention, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and mention that you are interested in volunteering for the Rentervention project.