City Council Committee Approves Single-Room Occupancy Hotel OrdinanceThe City Council Housing Committee is recommending full approval of an ordinance that would make it more expensive to turn single room occupancy hotels into market-rate units, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Mayor Proposes Rules To Preserve SRO HotelsAfter 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.
Aldermen Back Temporary Halt To SRO Hotel Conversions, DemolitionsThe 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.
Mayor's Office Pushing For Moratorium On Closures Of SRO HotelsAdvocates have said many people are being left homeless because residential hotels have been closing in increasing numbers.
2 Residential Hotels Closing In LakeviewResidents have now been ordered to move out of two of the few remaining single-room occupancy hotels in the greater Lakeview neighborhood.