by Nicholas Tovino A four-year investigation by fair-housing advocates found Fannie Mae systematically fails to maintain foreclosed properties in minority neighborhoods, a practice that “perpetuates racial segregation.” The National Fair Housing Alliance and 20 other groups brought a federal complaint Monday against the Federal National Mortgage Association, or Fannie Mae,
Thomas Miranda at one time was the only tenant in Winnetka with a housing choice voucher, more commonly known as a Section 8 voucher. Thomas Miranda was found dead on Saturday, March 5, at his home, 812 Elm St., Apt. 20, in the North Shore suburb of Winnetka. A member
In response to this article, Oliver Jury, Open Communities’ Landlord-Tenant Liaison, expressed his appreciation for this service. Open Communities’ ongoing partnership with Evanston has been strengthened by Open Communities’ inclusion into the 311 operating system of the City. When residents call 311 for information on housing discrimination, landlord-tenant disputes, or
On Jan. 28, Focus Development, Inc., a developer, and Booth Hansen, Ltd., an architectural firm, entered into a consent decree, under which Focus has agreed to make alterations to the eight-story apartment building at 1717 Ridge Ave., so that the common areas and all 175 units will be accessible to
by Bob Seidenberg Evanston City Council members closed the books Monday on developers bid to build a 12-story, 267-unit apartment building at 831 Emerson St., largely marketed toward students, with some saying the project wasn’t right for the area. In a rare spurning of a major development proposal, aldermen voted
Article by Juliet Freudman Photo by Jeffrey Wang A local apartment building will become more accessible to residents with disabilities after the architects and a fair housing agency came to an agreement last month following a two-and-a-half year process. The agreement — which will implement federal accessibility standards in the
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
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