Metropolitan Tenants Organization

Award / $50,000

Priority / Social Determinants of Health / Health Equity

Location / Chicago, IL Greater Chicagoland Focus

MTO’s Eviction Prevention Services are critical to ensuring housing stability during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.   The pandemic simultaneously threatens both health and housing.  It has sickened thousands, and closed businesses leaving tens of thousands unemployed or under-employed. Many renters will face eviction, now and in the months to come.  The program identifies tenants before eviction court and works to resolve problems early so that they do not escalate into an eviction.