SILA is dedicated to being the leading resource for Skokie rental property owners, renters and homeowners. SILA serves to enhance the skill-set, professionalism and political strength of its members by way of networking, education and advocacy while keeping the best interests of tenants and our community in mind.
Why You Should Join SILA:
If you own rental property in Skokie, you need to join SILA to enhance and protect the value of your investment and to ensure your rights are protected.
If you are a homeowner in Skokie, SILA will help you maintain the beauty and safety of your community, as well as the value of your property, by allowing you to work side-by-side with fellow property owners, city officials and neighbors in addressing concerns with local landlords and the Village.
If you are a renter living in Skokie, SILA gives you a voice in helping keep rents affordable and assistance in addressing issues arising from fellow tenants, landlords and the Village.
Let SILA answer your questions and help keep you up to date on important village news and changes that can affect your home, security and savings. Please visit our site regularly and contact us with any questions. You may also sign-up for email notices and attend any open meetings.
UPDATE TO LANDLORDS REGARDING THE NEW SKOKIE LANDLORD ORDINANCE:At least two citizens rights organizations, one of which was the ACLU, have personally sent representatives to speak with the Village recently regarding the new ordinance. As was predicted, a lawsuit against the Village is likely on the horizon. While the city has not yet started enforcing the ordinance, if they do, bear in mind that non-compliance is not against the law. However your compliance with the ordinance could result in civil suits by tenants and possibly even criminal charges, if complying with the ordinance results in you breaking any federal or state housing discrimination laws. See our Stop the Tenant Tax - Updates page for more detail.
"We will never have full fledged economic recovery without a robust, strong, growing housing market." Governor Pat Quinn
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