Posts tagged "Merlene Robinson-Parsons"

What happens when broken systems fail struggling families

What happens when broken systems fail struggling families
I met Merlene Robinson-Parsons just after she had been evicted. The judge had approved the order of possession for her apartment, but she was still fighting. The management company for her subsidized apartment in Rogers Park evicted her because she hadn’t paid her rent. It’d gotten too expensive after her husband moved out. According to... Read more »

Woman may lose custody of niece over eviction from Rogers Park subsidized unit; rally Tuesday

Woman may lose custody of niece over eviction from Rogers Park subsidized unit; rally Tuesday
Merlene Robinson-Parsons says she calls Sheriff Tom Dart’s office every day, asking if she’s on that day’s list. So far, she hasn’t been, but she always worries about the next one. The list is of Cook County residents who, after having been evicted, are slated to be physically removed from their homes, their belongings piled... Read more »