Events

Taller Gratuito: Prevención de Ejecución Hipotecaria
Thursday, August 06, 2015

Fair Housing Tester Training
Saturday, August 15, 2015

Fair Housing Tester Training
Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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Featured Stories

Justice Day recalls Dr. King’s visit to suburbs 50 years ago

Listen to David Borris, 2015 Justice Project: The March Continues chair, speak about Justice Day on WBEZ's Morning Shift Fair housing isn’t just an urban issue — Chicago suburbs also struggle to provide more open and available housing to make their communities more diverse. 50 years ago tomorrow, north suburban Winnetka residents who wanted to integrate the community, some of them veterans of the...   more >>

50 Years Later, Fair Housing Movement on North Shore Marches On

Brandis Friedman | July 23, 2015 12:19 pm Fifty years ago, a number of white residents on the North Shore, inspired by civil rights movements such as Freedom Summer and marching in Selma, realized they'd been fighting for integration and equal rights in the South, but they didn't have those rights at home. They started a local grassroots movement called the North Shore Summer Project, and...   more >>

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Recent Blog Posts

Open Communities' Statement on Church Shooting in Charleston

Open Communities is keeping all the family, friends and community members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC in our thoughts and prayers. The case is being investigated by authorities as an apparent hate crime. We echo the words and sentiment of Chad Griffin, President of the Human Rights Campaign:   “Today we are once again tragically reminded of the serious...   more >>

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 >>

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In the Media

Winnetka Marks MLK Speech Anniversary with Justice Day

Suburban Winnetka is marking 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke in northern suburb Sunday. The family festival at Winnetka Village Green celebrates what is now known as "Justice Day." It's an event to remember Dr. King's speech to end housing discrimination. Speakers say we've come a long way since 1965, but still have a long way to go. Hilary Shelton of the NAACP and Father...   more >>

Rally rekindles spirit of King's 1965 appearance

By Karen Berkowitz, Pioneer Press Hundreds of North Shore residents gathered on the Winnetka Village Green Sunday to rekindle the fight against housing injustice that drew thousands to the park in 1965 to hear Martin Luther King Jr. speak. The Justice Day 2015 rally both marked the 50th anniversary of King's appearance and honored the activists whose work to end housing discrimination...   more >>

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