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Alex Nitkin, Illinois Answers Project

As Chicago Punts On Apartment Safety, Denver Shows What’s Possible

Chicago has no way of tracking landlords, nor does it require rental units to be inspected. That was the case in Colorado’s largest city, until officials decided to do something about it.


Chicago Doesn’t Keep Track of Landlords. Renters Are Demanding Change

Chicago’s building safety enforcement lags behind many peer cities, putting tenants at risk. Boulder offers one model Chicago could follow.