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Know Your Rights: The Just Housing Amendment

Thursday, September 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Join us on the following Thursdays from 6:30-7:30pm:

September 21: The Just Housing Amendment

This Cook County ordinance prevents landlords from discriminating against people who have been arrested or incarcerated. Learn about this law, and what to do if your rights have been violated under the JHA.

September 28: Remedying Rental Conditions

This free legal clinic to help tenants develop strategies to request repairs for their rental conditions. Join us for assistance in drafting a demand letter to your landlord, clarification on what conditions your landlord has a responsibility to repair, and other strategies to lawfully withhold your rent and protect your rights as a renter.

October 26: Tenant’s Rights During Eviction

This Know Your Rights presentation on eviction court for tenants will give information on what to expect in case of an eviction, how best to prepare for court, and where to seek assistance.

November 2: Social Security Overpayment Appeals

Get assistance with your Social Security Overpayment Appeal. Get help filling out an appeal and/or a waiver of an overpayment, familiarize yourself with the process and prepare for next steps, and learn how to avoid overpayments in the future.

How to Attend
This event takes place in person. Masks are strongly encouraged in all CPL locations. Questions about visiting the library? Check out our Using the Library FAQs.

Need sign language interpretation or other accessibility assistance for this event? Please call (312) 747-8184 or email access@chipublib.org to request accommodations. Requests must be made at least 14 business days before the event.

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Thursday, September 21
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Uptown People’s Law Center
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Chicago Public Library – Uptown Branch
929 W Buena Ave
Chicago, IL 60613 United States
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