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

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 221 views May 17, 2022 1:29 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 12 views April 26, 2022 3:46 pm