Learn About Your Tenants’ Rights June 3

WHAT:
Those facing possible eviction or dealing with other serious housing issues can learn about their tenants’ rights and the eviction process at a free legal seminar.

Topics will include:

  • Renters’ rights
  • What to do when the landlord fails to provide an apartment that’s livable and/or doesn’t provide essential services
  • What to do when the landlord doesn’t make repairs
  • Eviction law
  • How tenants can get their security deposits back

This seminar is being presented by the Legal Aid Bureau of Metropolitan Family Services and the Metropolitan Tenants
Organization.

WHEN:
Thursday, June 3, 2010
5:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Metropolitan Family Services
13136 S. Western Ave.
Blue Island, IL

WHY:
The Legal Aid Bureau (LAB) is the oldest provider of legal services to low-income people in Chicago, and the second oldest in the nation. Among its many services LAB presents community “Know Your Rights” workshops on housing law and consumer law, public benefits, tenants’ rights, predatory lending, overcoming bad credit, and legal rights of survivors of domestic violence. It also presents workshops for seniors include protection from financial exploitation, health care powers of attorney, reverse mortgages and wills and trusts.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Call Dennis Trainor at 708/974-5133.

About Metropolitan Family Services
Metropolitan Family Services is one of Chicago’s first human services agencies, reaching more than 50,000 individuals and families in the city and the suburbs with programs and services that help families realize their potential and lead healthy, productive lives.