FAIR HOUSING SUPPORT

IN CHICAGO

 

Where You Live Matters

 

ABOUT

Open Communities engages in activities that encourage fair housing practices including landlord-tenant and foreclosure counseling services and community education to make our communities on the North and Northwest suburbs of Chicago, welcoming for everyone.

MISSION

We seek to eradicate housing discrimination, in all of its forms and against all persons, because of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, disability, familial status, or source of income.

72

families are kicked out of their homes each day in Illinois

12%

of tenants were represented by an attorney in eviction court, while 81% of Landlords had counsel

400

hours of legal and housing counseling support from Open Communities helped prevent eviction for families in 2019

 

PROGRAMS & SERVICES

Our fair housing programs are provided FREE of charge in Chicago's North & Northwestern suburbs.

HOUSING COUNSELING & EDUCATION

Our Housing Counseling department works to help families stay in their homes and connect their communities to important resources. We do this through Foreclosure Counseling, Financial Literacy, Rental Assistance, and Rental Mediation.

FAIR HOUSING TESTING & ENFORCEMENT

Open Communities can investigate the allegations of discrimination through fair housing testing. And as a private enforcer of the fair housing laws, we can choose how to enforce fair housing laws when it does uncover evidence of discrimination.

 

DONATE & SERVE

We cannot do this work without your time, talent, and treasure. Volunteer in our office. We are always looking for office volunteers to help with a variety of tasks that require some extra capacity we may not have.

 

Volunteer on our Board of Directors. We are currently recruiting for two members-at-large positions.

LATEST NEWS

922 Davis Street

c/o Open Communities

Evanston, IL 60201

Tel: 847.501.5760

Fax: 847.905.0523

info@open-communities.org

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