WE CANNOT DO THIS WORK WITHOUT YOUR TIME, TALENT, AND TREASURE.

Time

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.

Talent

Our staff is highly skilled at their craft. We are always looking to grow to meet the ever-present demand for services. Your dollars help prevent homelessness, fight housing discrimination, and prepare families to buy their first-ever home. Your dollars are the most powerful tool we have.

Treasure

Housing discrimination and evictions are directly tied to homelessness. Your donation helps the victims of unlawful housing discrimination stay in their homes.

Housing is a human right; fair housing is the law.

Thank you for helping us, help them!

YOUR DONATION HELPS THE VICTIMS OF UNLAWFUL HOUSING DISCRIMINATION STAY IN THEIR HOMES.

MONTHLY DONATIONS

$20

Supports a monthly bilingual (English/Spanish) phone consultation for a client

$50

Supports a fair housing rights workshop to empower renters

$100

Supports clients who do not speak English or Spanish with on-going translation services

ONE TIME DONATIONS

$25

Provides materials for a fair housing workshop

$50

Provides one counseling session to help a homeless client find affordable housing

$100

Provides a discrimination victim a meeting with an attorney to understand their rights

$250

Provides counseling for an older adult facing foreclosure due to a reverse mortgage

$500

Provides representation at an eviction hearing – without representation, the average proceeding will last 90 seconds, and 98% of cases are found in favor of the landlord

$750

Provides pre-purchase counseling to first-time home buyers

$1000

Provides filing fees for a class action lawsuit representing at least 40 clients

$2500

Provides legal services and representation for a person facing discrimination in housing

$5000

Provides costs of an entire eviction case with Attorney Representation – preventing a family from facing homelessness and a lifetime of housing insecurity

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SHARING YOUR TIME, TALENT, AND TREASURE WITH US, PLEASE CONTACT OUR CEO, MARY ELLEN BALL, AT 224-714-2464.

922 Davis Street

c/o Open Communities

Evanston, IL 60201

Tel: 847.501.5760

Fax: 847.905.0523

info@open-communities.org

© 2020 by Open Communities, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Made with     by de la foye design studio.

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