Events

2015 Justice Day
Sunday, July 26, 2015

Taller Gratuito: Prevención de Ejecución Hipotecaria
Thursday, August 06, 2015

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Featured Stories

Nobody should fear losing their home because they call the police

Senate Bill 1547 passed the Illinois General Assembly over the weekend. This bill will create a critical protection by preventing local governments from enacting or enforcing ordinances that punish tenants or landlords for calling the police in response to domestic or sexual violence. At least 35 Illinois municipalities have previously enacted ordinances that penalize residents or landlords when...   more >>

Candidate Questionnaire

Through the 2015 Justice Project: The March Continues, a non-partisan north suburban campaign for just and inclusive suburbs launched by Open Communities, we distributed a Candidate Questionnaire to all candidates running in the April 7th election for village boards or city councils.  This Questionnaire explores the thoughts of elected officials and candidates in our north suburban service area...   more >>

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Recent Blog Posts

Open Communities' Statement on Church Shooting in Charleston

Open Communities is keeping all the family, friends and community members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC in our thoughts and prayers. The case is being investigated by authorities as an apparent hate crime. We echo the words and sentiment of Chad Griffin, President of the Human Rights Campaign:   “Today we are once again tragically reminded of the serious...   more >>

Tips for Tenants

Oliver Jury, our Landlord-Tenant Liaison, receives an average of 47 calls per month. Here are some tips from him to help tenants to be proactive rather than reactive in their dealings with landlords: 1. Always pay your rent. At any point that rent goes unpaid, landlords have the right to issue a notice for payment. If rent is unpaid, landlords can file for possession of the unit in court. In...   more >>

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In the Media

Why Affordable Housing Matters In Glenview: How It Needs To Be Included In The Coming Village Comprehensive Plan

By Tom Robb, Updated: 3:58 pm, Wed Jun 10, 2015 Glenview took the first steps toward creating a comprehensive plan that would serve as a guiding document for the village over the next few decades. One issue -- access to affordable housing -- seems to keep cropping up. Access to affordable housing needs a place in the comprehensive plan, absolutely, as a goal of the village at large and...   more >>

Recap: Planning and Development Committee

By Bill Smith, Evanston Now, June 8, 2015 - 6:22pm Here's a recap of our live coverage of this evening's Evanston City Council Planning and Development Committee. The committee discussed amendments to the city's inclusionary housing ordinance. A packet with information on tonight's agenda items is available online. Meeting called to order at 6:59 p.m. Minutes approved. P1 - Amendments...   more >>

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