Critical Renters Ordinance Passed in Cook County

The Moran Center is pleased to announce the passing of the Residential Tenant Landlord Ordinance (RTLO), officially extending basic, fair, and long-overdue protections to renters and landlords in more than 245,000 suburban households, including renters served by the Moran Center. 

Moran staff attorney Megan McClung (pictured) served on the RTLO Advocates, a representative group for housing rights/legal aid agencies. McClung worked on reviewing and providing feedback on ordinance revisions, promoting awareness for the ordinance, and testified before the Cook County zoning board during the first attempt to pass the ordinance and again this week submitting written testimony to the zoning board. 

This new ordinance will help ensure the right of renters in suburban Cook County, like many of our clients. Too many of the people we’ve served have experienced lockouts, excessive move-in and late fees, and astronomical increases in rent. For clients of the Moran Center, this means they will be able to stay in their homes and get the support they need. 

You can read the full press release HERE.