Rentervention In the News and Around Chicago

  • Struggling Financially Due To The Pandemic? Free COVID HELP Bot Can Help You Get Legal Aid
    on January 26, 2021

    The free bot was developed by attorneys to help residents struggling due to coronavirus find resources for keeping their housing, paying bills and getting unemployment benefits.

  • Rentervention connects renters with legal services, virtually
    on December 18, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been especially hard on renters. In Illinois, as many as half of them are not confident they will be able to pay the next month’s rent, according to an Aug. 7 report by the Aspen Institute. That means between 1.1 and 1.7 million people in Illinois are at risk of eviction. Few...

  • From ‘Somewhere’ to the ‘Nutcracker,’ Lakeside Pride hosts concert with a twist
    on December 18, 2020

    After months of in-person performance cancellations, Melissa Terrell knew almost immediately what Lakeside Pride Music Ensemble should do for the holiday season. As early as March, she came up with an idea for Chicago’s premier performance group for members and friends of the LGBTQ+ community. They would create an online concert to showcase both new...

  • A socially distanced education 4,544 miles away from home
    on December 18, 2020

    Like many students, since COVID-19 cases spiked in March, Jose Mutarelli has been learning remotely. After being unable to return to Chicago from Brazil to finish the spring semester following spring break, he returned to his apartment in late August, with the hope of a less turbulent fall semester. With a number of classes being...