Information for Renters

Tenant Rights

The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents of legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of 18), and handicap (disability). If you have any questions regarding the Act please call 800-765-9372.

Resource Website Phone Number
Cook County Department of Public Health
Cook County Department of Public Health Website
847-818-2860
Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation
Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation Website
Low Income Families / Seniors: 847-475-3703
Over Poverty Line: 847-221-2601
Cook County Small Claims Court
n/a 847-818-2000
Illinois Attorney General
Gas and Electric Customers Rights (PDF)
Landlord and Tenant Rights and Laws (PDF)
800-386-5438
Illinois Lead Program Publications
Illinois Lead Program Publications Website
217-782-3517