Saturday, December 27, 2014

Warming Centers Available/Heating Requirements

With the temperatures beginning to slip into more typical December weather, a reminder that there are warming centers available throughout the city anyone who needs them.  The one in Uptown is at 845 West Wilson, at Hazel.  In addition, libraries and public buildings are available to all during open hours.

Also, a reminder from the City:

"The Chicago Heat Ordinance mandates that landlords supply heat to rental units during cold weather months. From September 15 to June 1, the temperature inside a rental residence must be at least 68 degrees during the day. During the evening, the temperatures must be at least 66 degrees. The Department of Buildings encourages residents to first contact their landlords when these temperatures are not maintained and to call 3-1-1 if no action is being taken. During extreme cold weather, however, the Building Department’s first priority is responding to heat complaints and it reassigns inspectors to handle the increased number of heat complaints."

1 comment:

  1. The area police districts are also being used as warming centers. The lobby is open 24/7 for any homeless individuals down on their luck.