Events / Webinars

The Chicago multifamily industry continues to adjust to new realities in nearly every phase of our business.

As a resource to the broader Chicago real estate community, as well as to other real estate professionals, the NBOA is hosting a series of Zoom Webinars. We hope these sessions will offer folks important and valuable information and perspective.

Upcoming Events/Webinars

10th Annual NBOA Summer Soiree
August 11th, 2022 5:00pm
Be a part of one of the most exciting industry networking events of the year—the Neighborhood Building Owners Alliance (NBOA)
10th Annual Summer Soiree!

Each August, NBOA hosts a gathering of hundreds of neighborhood housing providers,
managers and professionals serving the multi-family industry throughout the Chicago
area. If you’ve attended any of our previous Summer Soirees, you know it provides an
amazing opportunity to network with like-minded professionals while enjoying
delicious food, drinks and music under a summer evening sky.Thursday, August 11, 2022, 5:00pm – 9pm

Location: TBD

Past Events/Webinars

This year, many Cook County housing providers and property managers are facing significant challenges when attempting to enforce their leases.
 
Eviction cases – Housing providers and managers are facing lengthy return dates when cases are filed and confusion and challenges in moving cases forward. 
Court Based Emergency Rental Assistance - The only current source of rental assistance for housing providers and tenants is Court-Based Rental Assistance, available only when evictions are filed. What are the best practices for accessing these funds? 
Mandatory Mediation - A Circuit Court initiative launched last year known as the Early Resolution Program (ERP) requires that tenants be given significant time to consult with legal aid attorneys and court administrators about their options before their cases proceed to a trial judge. How does this new program work? 

On Tuesday, May 17, we heard hear from two key people knowledgeable about these issues. 

Bob Glaves, Executive Director of The Chicago Bar Foundation - Bob was instrumental in creating the ERP program and helping engineer some of the Cook County Court reforms designed to improve the flow of cases and, when possible, provide rental assistance to housing providers and tenants. 

Dan Cassell, ERAP Program Director, CIty of Chicago Department of Housing - Dan will talk about the Court-Based Rental Assistance program. How long will these funds likely remain available, and how can parties access these funds in the most expeditious manner? 

Representatives from the offices of the Circuit Court of Cook County and the Cook County Sheriff were also available to answer questions pertaining to their roles in the eviction process.

This year, many Cook County housing providers and property managers are facing significant challenges when attempting to enforce their leases.

Eviction cases – Housing providers and managers are facing lengthy return dates when cases are filed and confusion and challenges in moving cases forward.
Court Based Emergency Rental Assistance - The only current source of rental assistance for housing providers and tenants is Court-Based Rental Assistance, available only when evictions are filed. What are the best practices for accessing these funds?
Mandatory Mediation - A Circuit Court initiative launched last year known as the Early Resolution Program (ERP) requires that tenants be given significant time to consult with legal aid attorneys and court administrators about their options before their cases proceed to a trial judge. How does this new program work?

On Tuesday, May 17, we heard hear from two key people knowledgeable about these issues.

Bob Glaves, Executive Director of The Chicago Bar Foundation - Bob was instrumental in creating the ERP program and helping engineer some of the Cook County Court reforms designed to improve the flow of cases and, when possible, provide rental assistance to housing providers and tenants.

Dan Cassell, ERAP Program Director, CIty of Chicago Department of Housing - Dan will talk about the Court-Based Rental Assistance program. How long will these funds likely remain available, and how can parties access these funds in the most expeditious manner?

Representatives from the offices of the Circuit Court of Cook County and the Cook County Sheriff were also available to answer questions pertaining to their roles in the eviction process.

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Cook County Evictions, Court Based Emergency Rental Assistance and Mandatory Mediation

NBOA Chicago 6 views May 17, 2022 2:29 pm

We've experienced this story many times. Misguided and ill-conceived housing legislation is adopted in our nation's coastal cities and eventually makes its way to Chicago.

San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Seattle, and Oakland, Calilfornia, have given birth to much of this legislation, but none of these cities holds a candle to New York City--the birthplace of rent control and home to some of the most oppressive housing regulations in the nation.

Meet Jay Martin, the Executive Director of NBOA's counterpart in New York City, the Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP). 

CHIP is a trade association for owners of over 400,000 rent-stabilized rental properties across New York City’s five boroughs. Founded in 1966, CHIP is a leader on a range of housing issues, including rent regulations, lead paint, property taxes, and water rates. CHIP advocates for the rights of property owners, empowering them to make major investments in their properties and achieve financial sustainability while maintaining affordable properties.   
  
We will lead off our discussion with a focus on New York City's rent stabilization programs (the "rent control" policies that New York adopted in the 1940s, which allowed for no rent increases whatsoever, have largely been replaced by rent stabilization policies, which allow rent increases by a small, set percentage each year).

We will learn about the enormous challenges New York housing providers face with rent stabilization and how government-appointed rent stabilization boards set rent increases each year, and the arduous process housing providers must undertake to receive permission to increase rents above the cap. With rent stabilization in place, do apartments ever actually change hands? What market distortions does rent stabilization create?

We will also cover other issues facing New York City housing providers, including an effort in the state legislature to enact a law that provides tenants with a permanent entitlement to their apartment. New York's “Good Cause Eviction" proposal is very similar to the "Just Cause Eviction" ordinance introduced last year in Chicago's City Council.   

Also, what issues do New York housing providers face with property tax assessments? How long does it take in New York to receive an order of eviction?

It’s important to learn about the challenges faced by our New York City colleagues so we can prepare for the fights ahead in the Chicago City Council, the Cook County Board and the Illinois General Assembly.

We've experienced this story many times. Misguided and ill-conceived housing legislation is adopted in our nation's coastal cities and eventually makes its way to Chicago.

San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Seattle, and Oakland, Calilfornia, have given birth to much of this legislation, but none of these cities holds a candle to New York City--the birthplace of rent control and home to some of the most oppressive housing regulations in the nation.

Meet Jay Martin, the Executive Director of NBOA's counterpart in New York City, the Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP).

CHIP is a trade association for owners of over 400,000 rent-stabilized rental properties across New York City’s five boroughs. Founded in 1966, CHIP is a leader on a range of housing issues, including rent regulations, lead paint, property taxes, and water rates. CHIP advocates for the rights of property owners, empowering them to make major investments in their properties and achieve financial sustainability while maintaining affordable properties.

We will lead off our discussion with a focus on New York City's rent stabilization programs (the "rent control" policies that New York adopted in the 1940s, which allowed for no rent increases whatsoever, have largely been replaced by rent stabilization policies, which allow rent increases by a small, set percentage each year).

We will learn about the enormous challenges New York housing providers face with rent stabilization and how government-appointed rent stabilization boards set rent increases each year, and the arduous process housing providers must undertake to receive permission to increase rents above the cap. With rent stabilization in place, do apartments ever actually change hands? What market distortions does rent stabilization create?

We will also cover other issues facing New York City housing providers, including an effort in the state legislature to enact a law that provides tenants with a permanent entitlement to their apartment. New York's “Good Cause Eviction" proposal is very similar to the "Just Cause Eviction" ordinance introduced last year in Chicago's City Council.

Also, what issues do New York housing providers face with property tax assessments? How long does it take in New York to receive an order of eviction?

It’s important to learn about the challenges faced by our New York City colleagues so we can prepare for the fights ahead in the Chicago City Council, the Cook County Board and the Illinois General Assembly.

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Rent control in New York. Is it our future?

NBOA Chicago 7 views April 26, 2022 4:46 pm

Emergency Rental Assistance update at both the City and State levels. 

We are pleased to have the following esteemed panelists join us in a discussion on the current status of emergency rental assistance:

·      Rodrigo Carillo, Director, Strategic Initiatives and Planning, Illinois  
       Housing Development Authority
·      Daniel Hertz, Director Of Policy, City of Chicago Department of Housing
·      Donna Clarke, Chief Operating Officer, Neighborhood Housing Services

Here are a few of the questions that we ask our panelists:
 
What is the current status of ERA programs in the State of Illinois and City of Chicago?
 
How much money remains available for rental assistance?
 
Will the State and City be able to honor all applications for assistance?
 
Are the number of claims for rental assistance increasing, decreasing or staying the same? 
 
Are tenants who previously received assistance eligible for assistance again?
 
Do the same income requirements exist as last year?
 
Regarding current applications, are both housing providers and tenants required to complete the paperwork?
 
What is the current processing time for State and City applications?
 
What are court-based rental assistance programs and how do they differ from the State and City programs?
 
How quickly will a housing provider and tenant learn if the State or City rejects an application?
 
How long will Emergency Rental Assistance last?
 
Is federal rental assistance here to stay or does a plan exist for winding down the program? 
 
Looking ahead, what will happen when tenants fall behind on rent and rental assistance is no longer available?

Emergency Rental Assistance update at both the City and State levels.

We are pleased to have the following esteemed panelists join us in a discussion on the current status of emergency rental assistance:

· Rodrigo Carillo, Director, Strategic Initiatives and Planning, Illinois
Housing Development Authority
· Daniel Hertz, Director Of Policy, City of Chicago Department of Housing
· Donna Clarke, Chief Operating Officer, Neighborhood Housing Services

Here are a few of the questions that we ask our panelists:

What is the current status of ERA programs in the State of Illinois and City of Chicago?

How much money remains available for rental assistance?

Will the State and City be able to honor all applications for assistance?

Are the number of claims for rental assistance increasing, decreasing or staying the same?

Are tenants who previously received assistance eligible for assistance again?

Do the same income requirements exist as last year?

Regarding current applications, are both housing providers and tenants required to complete the paperwork?

What is the current processing time for State and City applications?

What are court-based rental assistance programs and how do they differ from the State and City programs?

How quickly will a housing provider and tenant learn if the State or City rejects an application?

How long will Emergency Rental Assistance last?

Is federal rental assistance here to stay or does a plan exist for winding down the program?

Looking ahead, what will happen when tenants fall behind on rent and rental assistance is no longer available?

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Emergency Rental Assistance: An Update from IHDA and City’s Dep’t of Housing

NBOA Chicago 132 views March 23, 2022 11:44 am