Mendez v. City of Chicago

Chicago has imposed some of the nation's most extreme restrictions on people's ability to share their homes through online platforms such as Airbnb. We're challenging the law for violating homeowners' constitutional rights.

Chicago has enacted some of the nation’s most extreme restrictions on citizens’ right to share their homes through online platforms such as Airbnb and Homeaway.

Chicago’s anti-home-sharing ordinance allows officials to search home-sharers’ private residences “at any time and in any manner” without a warrant or probable cause, arbitrarily limits who can engage in home-sharing, imposes unintelligible noise restrictions on home-sharers, and imposes discriminatory taxes on homesharing.

The Liberty Justice Center has teamed up with the Goldwater Institute to represent Chicago homeowners in a lawsuit challenging this ordinance for violating homeowners’ constitutional rights.

Our Team

For more information, or to schedule an interview about the case, contact Diana Rickert by phone by calling 773-809-4403 or by sending an email to