Reinstate the student pricing for all students
  • Petitioned Regents Park's management (Hyde park, Chicago)

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Regents Park's management (Hyde park, Chicago)

Reinstate the student pricing for all students

    1. Petition by

      Francois Tissot

      Chicago, IL

After having let go the staff when buying the building, the rent increase (up to 25%) is the second time that the management takes a strong move showing little care for its tenants.
Regents Park has always been a safe and affordable housing for many students of the University of Chicago. It is important that it remains so.

 

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In the own words of Regents Park's Director of Resident Relations:

"The student price was to fill the building since it is easier to sell a full building than an empty one. Now the student price has no more reason to be".

After having let go of the entire staff when buying the building, this is the second time that MAC's management of Regents Park raises concern among the residents, as they simultaneously raise the rents and decrease (when not simply remove in the case of undergraduates) the help to students of the University of Chicago. In many cases, the students have been forced to move out, being unable to pay the new rent.

Historically, Regents Park has offered affordable and safe housing to an important pool of students, and should continue to do so.

We hereby demand the reinstatement of the student pricing to its former level, for undergraduate students and graduate students, as well as the special pricing for researchers and faculties.

In the event this demand is not honored, students will continue to leave the building and share their negative opinions of MAC management, as they are already doing by online ranking site or by word of mouth.

 

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    1. Answer from Mac

      Francois Tissot
      Petition Organizer

      Below the non-signed answer of MAC management.
      The conversation is apparently closed for them.

      "Francois -

      We price our apartments based on market conditions and hope to be a good value for our residents. While we appreciate the desire of various constituents to each get a preferred deal, we are most comfortable providing market-based pricing to all of our residents, whether they are students, long-time residents or new members of the community.

      Our goal is to remain an attractive rental option within the Hyde Park community."

    2. Featuring in the Hyde Park Herald

      Francois Tissot
      Petition Organizer

      Proof that the issue is of interest to the Hyde Park community (page 1-2)

    3. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Xiaolun Cheng CHICAGO, CHINA
      • about 2 years ago

      I pay about $200 more per month. This is bad.

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    • Aria Razmaria CHICAGO, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      Altruistic reasons, students are investments into the future of society

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    • Omer Ahmed CHICAGO, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      Rent has gone up $150 with very little notice. If I had known the building was going to be sold and the rent jacked up, I would not have come in the first place. If this is standard operating procedure for MAC, it is very likely I will be avoiding all their apartments from now on.

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    • Robert Harstad CHICAGO, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      Regents Park has a good thing going with the University Medical school and Law school. I hope nothing changes.

      My understanding is that Graduate school of Business ( Booth School ) is building a new dorm one block away from the Law school and two blocks away from the Booth school.

      Thanks for lisitening.

      Bob

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    • Persephone Ma CHICAGO, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      Because Mac has a monopoly on Hyde Park and uses its power to treat its residents poorly. This happens either by refusing to provide adequate services (reliable heating, appliance upkeep, etc.) for its buildings and also by jacking up rent prices to drive out existing tenants.

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