Record #: O2019-6975   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 9/18/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Housing and Real Estate
Final action: 5/24/2023
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Title 5 by adding new Chapter 5-25 entitled "Senior Housing Ordinance"
Sponsors: Osterman, Harry, Hadden, Maria E. , Gardiner, James M. , Tunney, Thomas, Nugent, Samantha , Napolitano, Anthony V., Sposato, Nicholas, Burnett, Jr., Walter, Ervin, Jason C., Taliaferro, Chris, Reboyras, Ariel, Cardona, Jr., Felix , Rodriguez Sanchez, Rossana , Martin, Matthew J. , Vasquez, Jr., Andre, Cappleman, James
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 5 - Housing & Economic Development - Ch. 25 Senior Housing Ordinance
Attachments: 1. O2019-6975.pdf
Related files: R2023-766



SECTION 1. Title 5 of the Municipal Code is hereby amended by adding new Section 5-25: Chicago Senior Housing Ordinance, as follows:

5-25-010 Title, Purpose and Scope.

This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Senior Housing Ordinance," and shall be liberally construed and applied to promote its purposes and policies.

It; is the purpose of this chapter and the policy of the city to protect and promote the public health, ¦ safety and welfare of its senior citizens. The legislative intent of this chapter is to advance the City's vital interest in ensuring dignity, safety, and respect for senior tenants. Senior,tenants are entitled to know their rights; to be protected against preventable accidents, which can have devastating consequences; to be protected from heat stroke and heat waves; to collectively organize and'assert their rights; and to resolve grievances without suffering harassment. This ordinance protects the safety and security, of Chicago's senior citizens, while protecting the fiscal interests of the city by enabling more senior residents to age in place and live independently.

5-25-020 Definitions.

"Owner" means any person who alone, jointly or severally with others: (A) has legal title to any premises or dwelling units, with or without accompanying actual possession thereof; or (B) has charge, care or control of any premises, dwelling or dwelling unit as owner or agent ofthe owner. "Owner" includes the owner, his agent for the purpose of managing, controlling or collecting rents, any other person managing or controlling a building or premises or any part thereof and any person entitled to the control or direction ofthe management or disposition of a building or of any part thereof.

"Property Manager" means an individual or company, authorized as an employee of or through an agreement with a property owner to act on the owner's behalf in the management of rental rea...

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