More than fifty people joined together in Morton Grove on Saturday, September 24 to create understanding and fellowship between people of different faiths, backgrounds and ethnicities. In the summer of 2015, Open Communities put out a call to our communities to form Justice Teams in honor of the 50th anniversary
By Natalie Hayes Some of the ideas posed during the conference were to hold casual coffee sessions to help residents feel more open to sharing their ideas with village officials and to consider the “Participatory Budgeting Project,” a budgeting process used in some Wards in Chicago that gives citizens a
By Joanna Schneider According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), more than 12 million renter and homeowner households are paying more than 50 percent of their income toward housing. Schechter said these families are severely “shelter burdened” and one paycheck away from displacement. Closer to home,
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