Posts tagged "Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign"

Citywide Housing Rights Bus Tour takes the streets (video)

On June 8, three community organizations united to tour neighborhoods they identified as the hardest hit by housing issues in Chicago. In the hopes of putting a face on foreclosures and evictions, organizers of the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign, Communities United Against Foreclosure and Eviction, and Centro Autónomo de Albany Park organized the Citywide Housing Rights... Read more »

Housing activists welcome New York Times coverage, want more gender balance

Housing activists welcome New York Times coverage, want more gender balance
In a city still suffering from a housing crisis that ripped through economically disadvantaged black and Latino communities, an article that throws a national spotlight on Chicago activists’ fight to claim empty and dilapidated houses is a welcome acknowledgement of their struggle. In a May 29 article titled “The Death and Life of Chicago,” The... Read more »

What's Up This Week: Chicago teachers strike, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac protest, and CHA public hearing

What's Up This Week: Chicago teachers strike, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac protest, and CHA public hearing
Here’s some of the stories relating to race and poverty that’s happening around Chicago this week: Chicago Teacher Strike. Chicago teachers are on strike for the first time in 25 years. After the the two sides failed to reach an agreement by the strike deadline Sunday, officials began to prepare to have more than 350,000... Read more »
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One-year moratorium on foreclosures called for in Cook County

With the number of foreclosure notices rising compared to last year, many community activists are asking Cook County elected officials for a solution–and fast. But will the proposed solution, a one-year moratorium on foreclosures and evictions, actually work? Community organizations such as the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign and Centro Autonomo of Albany Park last week demanded... Read more »

Chicago's public housing residents haven't given up fighting

Most people talk about public housing in Chicago like a relative that died years ago–only as a distant memory, something we shake our heads at but have moved on from. But one group of residents is trying to show they’re still here–and still fighting for their homes. This morning, a large group of residents from... Read more »

Should we stop evictions in Chicago?

Every day, about 100 people in Chicago get evicted, says the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign. But if they have anything to say about it, that number will go down to zero. Thursday morning, they served Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart with a five-day notice, telling him he needs to put a moratorium on economically motivated evictions... Read more »
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