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Tag Archives: vacant properties
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
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
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
Action Now welcomes the numbers recently released by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Pat Dowell, showing the success of the Vacant Property Ordinance we created and advocated for over the course of two years. According to the Mayor, the city … Continue reading
Back in December of 2011, the Federal Housing and Finance Agency (FHFA) filed a lawsuit against the City of Chicago’s Vacant Property Ordinance. The FHFA lawsuit was an attempt to exempt Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from having to maintain … Continue reading
As a result of Action Now’s hard work on the issues of foreclosure and vacant properties, this morning, December 14th, the Cook County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a Vacant Property Ordinance! The Cook County Vacant Property Ordinance is similar … Continue reading