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- Letrrice, parent from Emmet & @ActionNowChi membr speaks 2 reporter abt #CPSClosings & standing w/ #OccupyLafayette http://t.co/23qWJrzYjn posted 14 hours ago
- "Ain't gonna let nobody turn us around, education is a human right" -@ActionNowChi #OccupyLafayette #CPSClosings http://t.co/bE8hQTd8Vn posted 14 hours ago
- Linking arms in front of #OccupyLafayette chanting "Rahm says cut back we say fight back" #CPSClosings #edujustice http://t.co/O1mbf7hFCn posted 14 hours ago
Category Archives: Housing/Foreclosure
Action Now has been part of the Keep Chicago Renting coalition that has been fighting for city legislation that would protect law-abiding rent-paying tenants from being evicted by banks that had foreclosed on their building. After two years of lobbying, … Continue reading
On May 15th, Action Now and the Keep Chicago Renting Coalition held a press conference to support a family of renters being unjustly treated by Freedom Mortgage Corp and the foreclosure law firm Pierce and Associates. Pierce and Associates, a … Continue reading
Action Now is a member of the Keep Chicago Renting coalition which seeks to help renters living in foreclosed buildings. Renters are often forced out of their homes, not because they failed to pay rent or violated their lease, but … Continue reading
SB 16, a bill that Action Now and the Foreclosure Convening have been advocating for, has passed through the Illinois House and Senate! The bill would require lenders to pay additional fees to file foreclosure actions, and the estimated $41 … Continue reading
October 29th, 2012 Media Advisory City’s Demolition Rampage Brings More Destruction To Hard-Hit Communities As the Mayor announces the 200th vacant building to be demolished, Action Now members are concerned about the lack of accountability and oversight in the … Continue reading
On October 18th and 25th, Action Now members held two big community meetings, one on the South Side and one on the West Side, to mobilize hard-hit communities around the issue of vacant buildings and Action Now’s Rebuild Chicago campaign. … Continue reading
Action Now is holding two BIG Community Meetings, one on the South Side and one on the West Side, to discuss the widespread problem of vacant buildings that are destroying Chicago’s neighborhoods. We also want to get community input on … Continue reading
Action Now held a press conference and rally on July 13th in the Englewood community at 53rd and Laflin, where every corner of the intersection is a vacant lot. Members held this rally to voice their concern that the Mayor’s … Continue reading
Action Now Responds To Mayor Emanuel’s Plan To Demolish Vacant Buildings: We Must Rebuild, Not Destroy!
UPDATE: Action Now’s Rebuild Chicago plan no longer involves the Infrastructure Trust. For a summary of the new plan, click here. UPDATE: Action Now’s response to the Mayor’s plan to demolish buildings has started gaining traction in the media. Read … Continue reading
UPDATE: Action Now’s Rebuild Chicago campaign no longer involves using the Infrastructure Trust. Instead, it now proposes the creation of a city land bank. For more information on the updated plan, click here. Action Now held a press conference on … Continue reading