Chicago's largest landlord sued over dangerous living conditions

Chicago's largest landlord is being sued over unsafe living conditions.

A class-action lawsuit was filed Monday against Pangea Properties.

More than a dozen tenants are accusing the company of fostering dangerous living conditions that include broken elevators, lack of heat or electricity and severe rodent infestation.


Pangea is one of the city’s largest landlords with 423 rental properties that include 7,500 units on the south and west sides.

The company also has properties in Indiana.

Pangea Properties released the following statement:

Pangea Properties has long been committed to providing quality, attainably priced housing that benefits both residents and the communities in which we do business. Each property is professionally operated by our in-house management team, which prioritizes customer service through regular communication and responsiveness to resident questions and requests. Residents are able to reach a Pangea representative through several means, including an online portal, by phone, or by visiting a local office. We routinely work with the City of Chicago to address building issues in order to provide safe, habitable, and code-compliant homes for our residents.

While we take all resident concerns seriously, we strongly deny the allegations made in the complaint, which run counter to the high service standards that have allowed us to become one of the largest providers of workforce housing in Chicago.