Featured Stories

Report: Banks and Fannie Mae Vendors Discriminate Against Communities of Color by Failing to Maintain and Market Foreclosures

PRESS RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Jes Scheinpflug, Outreach Coordinator, Open Communities 614 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, IL  60093 Phone: 847-501-5760, x 502     Fax: 847-501-5722 E-mail: jes@open-communities.org   web site: www.open-communities.org  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Report: Banks and Fannie Mae Vendors Discriminate Against Communities of Color by Failing to Maintain and...   more >>

Open Communities’ multi-year HUD grant concludes, exposing housing discrimination and ongoing affordability crisis in Chicago’s northern suburbs

PRESS RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Jes Scheinpflug, Outreach Coordinator, Open Communities 614 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka, IL  60093 Phone: 847-501-5760, x 502     Fax: 847-501-5722 E-mail: jes@open-communities.org   web site: www.open-communities.org  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Open Communities’ multi-year HUD grant concludes, exposing housing discrimination and ongoing affordability...   more >>

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Recent Blog Posts

What Do Welcoming and Diverse Suburbs Look Like?

Three residents of diverse backgrounds shared their life experiences and insights at Open Communities’ 42nd annual meeting. Under the title “We Are Here. Now What?”, the panel discussed what makes communities in Chicago’s northern suburbs truly welcoming and inclusive. Through Open Communities’ community organizing, fair housing programs and foreclosure prevention counseling, we often contemplate...   more >>

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October, we are sharing some of information about housing discrimination that takes place against survivors of domestic violence. These tragic situations are unfortunately pervasive in our communities and we highly encourage you take have conversations with your loved ones about this topic. Housing policies for landlords or realtors regarding domestic...   more >>

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In the Media

Open Communities promotes diversity on North Shore

Mike Isaacs | misaacs@pioneerlocal.com | @SKReview_Mike Nov. 8, 2014 6 a.m. Samina Hussain of Morton Grove defines a diverse and inclusive community this way. “People are no longer looking at you for your skin color or what race you’re from or where your religious background is from,” she said. “It’s very touching when I see my son, and he has friends from all different backgrounds.” Hussain...   more >>

Affordable housing organization talks diversity, inclusion

Jennifer Ball, Daily Senior Staffer at the Daily Northwestern November 2, 2014 Panelists Samina Hussain, Galya Ruffer and Corrie Wallace talk to a group of about 50 attendees about diversity and inclusion in Chicago’s northern suburbs. Grassroots group Open Communities hosted the annual meeting. An organization that focuses on affordable housing in Chicago’s northern suburbs held a...   more >>

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