Tenant Union offices will be closed through April 30.   If you have emergency maintenance/repair needs that your landlord won’t address (no heat, no water, etc.):

In Champaign, you can contact  neighborhoodservices@champaignil.gov 

In Urbana, you can contact buildingsafety@urbananaillinois.us

There is a moratirum on evictions which means you can't be evicted right now.  However, your obligation to pay rent continues and landlords will be able to evict once the crisis is over.

NEED HELP?  CALL US, IT'S FREE - 217-352-6220 

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays

If you call us during the Stay at Home order (through April 30), please slowly state your email address.  We will respond to you by email as soon as possible.  Please do not visit the office because it is closed until further notice.

We're in the Lincoln Building in downtown Champaign

44 E. Main Street, Suite 208

Champaign IL  61820

Champaign-Urbana Tenant Union is a member of Community Shares of Illinois www.cs-il.org


C-U Tenant Union provides information about tenants' and landlords' rights and responsibilities and help for tenants living in Champaign County, Illinois who experience landlord problems or have questions.
  • Neglected property maintenance
  • Disputes about damage deposit deductions
  • Evictions
  • Unlawful discrimination
  • Roommate conflicts
  • Violation of lease by landlord
  • Information about subletting, utilities problems, parking issues and more
  • Find actual text of tenants' rights laws when you search:  765 ILCS 701-750;  735 ILCS 5/9-101 to 5/9-301 and chapter 12.5 of Urbana City Code.
The University of Illinois has a web site that provides information about state and local laws defining tenants' rights and responsibilities.