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Lilly Lerner

2023–2026 Fellow: Tenant Education Network

Since 2014, Lilly Lerner has organized tenant associations to win significant repairs, improve living conditions, renew affordability contracts, and improve conditions for over 1,530 apartments across nine buildings. She organized for and passed Chicago’s Renovation & Relocation & Senior Safety ordinances in 2019 & 2020. These laws defend seniors in public housing from displacement and put in place key rules to protect seniors renters from exposure to COVID-19. She is the co-founder and co-director of Tenant Education Network and the Executive Director of Jane Addams Senior Caucus.

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