Posts tagged "Single Room Occupancy hotels"

Dwindling SROs: Hotel Chateau residents fear they'll soon be homeless

Dwindling SROs: Hotel Chateau residents fear they'll soon be homeless
Margaret and Tony don’t have much, but they get by. Sometimes, Tony jokes, their 12-year-old cat, Jason, eats better than them. Margaret’s rough hands look like they’ve been scrubbed clean, almost to the point of being painful. She has the kind of manners that make you think she was brought up by a very attentive... Read more »

Lakeview shedding affordable housing units: an interview with reporter and activist Bob Zuley

Lakeview shedding affordable housing units: an interview with reporter and activist Bob Zuley
Chicago Muckrakers is taking a look at affordable housing in the Lakeview neighborhood, specifically single room occupancy buildings or hotels that often function as the housing of last resort for working-poor in the area. The neighborhood has seen these SRO buildings closed and transformed into high-end housing one-by-one for the past few years. Now, only... Read more »