Events

Fair Housing Training
Monday, January 05, 2015

Evanston - Landlord & Tenant Advice
Thursday, January 08, 2015

Fair Housing Tester Training
Saturday, January 10, 2015

Affordable Housing Search Training
Monday, January 12, 2015

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Featured Stories

Quality of Life, (e)Quality of Place: Growing Local Economies through Equitable Transit-Oriented Development

Today Open Communities and Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) released Quality of Life, e(Q)uality of Place, a joint guidebook to create more inclusive, welcoming AND economically viable communities by planning for housing near transit (commonly called Transit-Oriented Development or TOD). CNT and Open Communities found that Chicago’s northern suburbs have fallen short in mixed income TOD. The...   more >>

A Note Regarding Ferguson, Missouri

This weekend, Joan Gallagher (Director of Science at Niles North High School in Skokie) reached out to colleagues for advice and solidarity in how to How to Teach Kids About Ferguson. Her e-mail is important for all of us, whether we interact with students, children, adults or everyone in between. As she said, silence sends a negative message. In order to foster welcoming and inclusive communities,...   more >>

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Recent Blog Posts

Winter is Coming: Know Your Rights and Be a Good Neighbor

Please forgive our Game of Thrones reference. Winter may already be here, so it’s important to know what to do in the event you are without heat or if you have have insufficient heat.  Each community has their own timetable and rules for providing heat in rental units. If you are unable to resolve a heating problem with your landlord, call your local municipality for support. Many municipalities...   more >>

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 >>

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In the Media

North Chicago suburbs lack affordable housing near Metra

By Gregory Trotter, Chicago Tribune December 10, 2014, 4:50PM For Chicago's northern suburbs on the Metra lines, the idea of encouraging development near public transit is nothing new. But there are few options to be found for low- and moderate-income workers hoping to live near public transportation in these towns, according to a new report by the Winnetka-based Open Communities and the Center...   more >>

Suburban apartments tout fringe benefits

By Mary Ellen Podmolik, Chicago Tribune mepodmolik@tribpub.com | @mepodmolik Suburbs that have long thought of themselves as bucolic communities filled with houses and families are warmly embracing the very type of residence that used to make them leery: the apartment. Just don't call them rentals, a word that conjures up an image different from the projects that municipal governments are selling...   more >>

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