Posts tagged "single room occupancy hotel"

Evictions begin for Chateau residents

Evictions begin for Chateau residents
Elizabeth Hartline received her court summons last week that told her she was being evicted from her unit at the Chateau Hotel in East Lakeview. She’s been looking for a new place to live since the end of January, when she found out that the building would be vacated, gutted and rehabbed. But she hasn’t... Read more »

SLIDESHOW: Lakeview community members protest to keep Hotel Chateau residents from homelessness

Tenants and community members gathered on March 7 to demand that action be taken by either 46th Alderman James Cappleman or the new owner of Hotel Chateau. They are seeking to protect current residents from possible homelessness in Lakeview on March 7.
Tenants and community members gathered Thursday to demand that either 46th Alderman James Cappleman or the new owner of the Hotel Chateau to protect current residents from possible homelessness. The Chateau, a single-room-occupancy hotel located in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, has functioned as the housing of last resort for the working poor in the area for... Read more »

As Hotel Chateau closes, couple fears becoming homeless

As Hotel Chateau closes, couple fears becoming homeless
“The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want.” The Bible’s entire 23rd Psalm is written in marker, framed on the yellowed stucco wall next to the red flyswatter hanging from a nail. Cans of food line the shelf in the tiny coat closet, a makeshift pantry. The psalm is a reminder to keep going... Read more »
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Mapping lost housing: Lakeview's disappearing SRO hotels

Mapping lost housing: Lakeview's disappearing SRO hotels
I recently got word from Bob Zuley, a reporter and affordable housing advocate in Lakeview, that another single room occupancy hotel was closing–the Abbott– leaving  its 37 residents scrambling to find housing before the year is done. I interviewed Zuley a few weeks back about his years of reporting on these single room occupancy hotels,... Read more »