GOOD NEWS FOR WELCOMING COMMUNITIES “We celebrate a victory for people with disabilities,” said Gail Schechter, executive director of Open Communities, in our press release announcing the settlement. “And by upholding their fair housing rights, we also uphold the rights of all people…” This is the largest fair housing settlement
By Robert Channick A North Shore developer has agreed to retrofit a 3-year-old Evanston luxury apartment building to settle a lawsuit over disability access. The 175-unit building at 1717 North Ridge Ave. will undergo renovation over the next five years, making everything from bathrooms and kitchens to mailboxes easier for
By Jonathan Bilyk A collection of organizations advocating for housing for those with disabilities has announced a settlement of their lawsuit against development group, the Ryan Companies, over claims the national developer of commercial and multi-family residential properties and its associated businesses failed to comply with the federal Fair Housing
On Tuesday, October 27, 2015 in conjunction with the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, Open Communities released Reducing the Cost of Crime Free: Alternative Strategies to Crime Free/Nuisance Property Ordinances in Illinois. Throughout Illinois and across the nation, communities have created crime free/nuisance property ordinances that potentially harm
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