covid-19 eviction and housing relief
1,300 evictions have been filed in Cook County despite a state eviction ban. US renters face $2.5 bilion in rent debt. Widespread displacement is on the horizon. Fill out the petition below to demand that Governor Pritzker pursue real solutions to the deepening housing crisis: rent, mortgage and utility relief, and a strengthened eviction ban extended for a predictable amount of time.
Support affordable housing in the 38th Ward
Even though a new 48-unit accessible and affordable housing development received neighborhood support and necessary funding, Alderman Nicholas Sposato introduced an ordinance to downzone the property in the Chicago City Council, in order to block the development from being built. Via the petition below, ask Mayor Lightfoot and members of the City Council Zoning Committee to vote NO on this ordinance and bring much-needed affordable housing to Chicago's Northwest Side.
Lift the ban on rent control
In Chicago, where a majority of residents rent their homes, huge numbers of our neighbors are rent-burdened, many of them severely so. With the COVID-19 economic crisis falling disproportionately on the shoulders of the most vulnerable, a repeal of Illinois' ban on rent control (written by the right-wing group ALEC in 1997) is long overdue. Fill out this form to tell your state lawmakers to support the effort Lift the Ban!
organize tenants on the nw side
Are you a tenant on Chicago's Northwest Side who is interested in organizing other tenants in your building or neighborhood? Neighbors for Affordable Housing can help connect you with organizations and resources to support your work. Fill out our NW Side Tenant Intake Form and we'll help get the ball rolling!
HOUSE THE HOMELESS in chicago
While city residents have orders to shelter in place, neighbors experiencing homelessness do not have this option. Join the Chicago Housing Initiative in calling on Mayor Lightfoot to use 2,000 currently-vacant CHA units to house thousands of our neighbors.