Events

Fair Housing Tester Training
Thursday, May 28, 2015

Becoming a Welcoming Community: 50 Years Later
Thursday, June 25, 2015

2015 Justice Day!
Sunday, July 26, 2015

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Featured Stories

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 >>

Successful 2015 Advocacy Campaigns

Open Communities is really proud to share the advocacy campaigns we've been involved with this year. We've had great wins for The Welcome Movement to create inclusive communities for all.  In addition to our free services, this advocacy allows more community members to be able to choose where they want to live.    What...   more >>

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Recent Blog Posts

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 >>

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 >>

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In the Media

Wilmette approves amended plan for Green Bay Road site

By Bravetta Hassell, Pioneer Press Wilmette Village Board granted final approval May 12 to an amended plan to build five instead of six stories of a mixed-use project at 611 Green Bay Road for $1 million less than originally proposed. M & R Development, which planned last fall to build a six-story building for $4.1 million, pared the plan down to five stories and reduced the price to $3.1 million...   more >>

Becoming a Welcoming Community 50 Years Later

By Bill Smith on May 16, 2015 - 9:05am Fifty years ago this summer, Martin Luther King spoke to over 10,000 people on the Winnetka Green about racially exclusionary housing practices in Chicago's northern suburbs. Evanston, with then and now the largest minority population among North Shore suburbs, has struggled to address the issues Dr. King raised. The Evanston Public Library...   more >>

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