South Side Residents

I wish the best for you and yours. May your life be overwhelmed by favor and opportunities that will push you and your family to another level. This gift of groceries is our way of saying that you matter and we are concerned about your well-being. We hope that this gesture puts a smile on your face. Please consider this as a token of love and respect. We're here to support you in any way that we can. Be encouraged and do not be afraid to reach out if you need anything in the near or distant future. You are valuable. - Christopher LeMark 

Employment Resources

In today's economy finding employment can be a challenge so here at CHH&MH we want to provide you with a list of resources, employment agencies, and ideas to jump start your job hunt, new career or new business. Keep in mind that while the traditional job is a great way to go there are tons of opportunities for freelance work in the areas of digital design, ghost writing, blog writing, photography, logo designs, coding, and more. So please review all of the links below.

Indeed.com - https://www.indeed.com/q-Work-From-Home-l-Matteson,-IL-jobs.html? vjk=3a2c3d20e84d25a7 Linked in is a great resource to not only find employment, but to learn new skills, network with professionals around the world and gain insight from industry leaders. It is a recommended and free resource. Go make your own free account today at www.linkedin.com

CPS Recruiting - https://www.cps4jobs.com/ ONIN Staffing- https://www.oninstaffing.com/

Staffing agencies & Job Search Sites Built in Chi - https://www.builtinchicago.org/

 Robert Half Staffing - https://www.roberthalf.com/locations/il-chicago

City Staffing- https://jobs.citystaffing.com/

Linkedin- https://www.linkedin.com/feed/

Upwork- https://www.upwork.com/freelance-jobs/

Fiverr.com- https://www.fiverr.com/ 

Rental & Housing Rights

When they say "Knowledge is power" it is because lack of knowledge often times leads to poor decision making, which can result in a lifetime of poor living conditions. Lack of knowledge has led to people paying more money for products or services when they didn't have to, if only they knew better. Lack of knowledge has led to people signing away their legal rights to a variety of things when they didn't have to, but they didn't know. And, lack of knowledge has led to people losing their homes when they didn't have to, but they didn’t know. Here at CHH&MH we want to provide you with the resources you will need to educate and empower yourself and your community so that you never again have to miss out on what is rightfully yours.

Never again will you have to say "Well I didn't know" Landlord can only withhold a security deposit for one of two reasons If the Tenant owes unpaid rent If there is damage caused by the tenant beyond normal wear and tear. Landlord must return the security deposit with 45 days of the tenant moving out, along with an itemized list of charges for any portion of the deposit that is withheld.

Paid receipts stating costs of repairs must also be included. Tenants can sue if a landlord has violated these laws for any amount from the deposit amount to 2x the cost of the security deposit. Oral agreements are technically "legal and enforceable" if the term is less than one year. Note that oral agreements, be they legal, are hard to prove so a written agreement is always recommended. Written rental agreements are required for tenancies that are 12 months or longer. Illinois limits late fees to either $20 or 20% of the rent for each month an occupant does not pay rent, whichever is greater.

There are no required Grace Periods when paying rent, so rent is considered late if it is paid anytime after the expected due date. Landlords must provide at least 24 hour notice before entering a unit and must occur during reasonable times. Reasonable times are defined as Mon-Fri between 8am-6pm. No advanced entry notice is required in the case of emergencies, such as a gas or water leak. Landlords must disclose to renters all of the following conditions: If property is in foreclosure The identity of the owner Presence of Mold Presence of Asbestos Presence of Radon