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

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 >>

Service animals aren't pets, they're your right.

Housing providers must provide reasonable changes to building policies to allow persons with disabilities who require assistance animals to move into housing of their choice. This is according to a notice issued by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. This means that “no pets” policies or other pet restrictions cannot be used to deny or limit housing to people with disabilities...   more >>

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In the Media

Schakowsky Announces Fair Housing Grants for Open Communities

October 28, 2014 CHICAGO – This month the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded two grants to Open Communities, a nonprofit that advocates for fair and affordable housing based in Winnetka, Illinois.  With grants for $316,389 and $124,453 respectively, Open Communities will continue its critical work in the north suburbs of Chicago to help expose and eliminate housing discrimination...   more >>

Homesharing Allows People to Age in Place Plus Much More

On September 27, 2014, Open Communities' Director of Homesharing was on News Talk 770 Calgary's radio show discussing the logistics, benefits and details of our Homesharing program here in Chicago's suburbs.  As discussed on this show, this free and confidential service provided by Open Communities (and many other agencies nationwide) is an opportunity for people to age in place to create...   more >>

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