Single-Room Occupancy Hotels

City Hall

Mayor Proposes Rules To Preserve SRO Hotels

After months of negotiations, the Emanuel administration and housing advocates have outlined a unified vision for an ordinance to preserve many single-room-occupancy hotels in Chicago.

09/10/2014

City Hall

Aldermen Back Temporary Halt To SRO Hotel Conversions, Demolitions

The City Council Committee on Housing and Real Estate has recommended passage of an ordinance that would prohibit owners from tearing down single-room occupancy hotels, or converting them to condos for six months.

07/24/2014

Chicago aldermen and advocates for the homeless discuss a proposed moratorium on closings of single room occupancy hotels in Chicago. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/CBS)

Mayor’s Office Pushing For Moratorium On Closures Of SRO Hotels

Advocates have said many people are being left homeless because residential hotels have been closing in increasing numbers.

06/25/2014

Sheffield House Hotel in the Lakeview neighborhood. (Credit: CBS)

2 Residential Hotels Closing In Lakeview

Residents have now been ordered to move out of two of the few remaining single-room occupancy hotels in the greater Lakeview neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2011