The Austin community chapter will be meeting again on November 1 to discuss how we can build up our base in the Austin community and put pressure back on the banks who are pushing us and our neighbors out of our community.
What: Austin Community Meeting
Where: 5700 W. Midway Park (Waller one block north of Lake)
When: Tuesday November 1, 6pm
Join us Thursday, Nov. 3 at 11am at 2221 N. Latrobe Ave. for a press conference and celebration of the Tellez family’s victory. A year ago, they lost their home to the bank, and a judge told them they had 30 days to leave.
Modification attempts had failed; lawyers would not take on their case; and the bank would not respond to their pleas.
But, they refused to accept the court order to leave their home. They organized with other community members, brought the bank to the negotiating table and won back their house.
Rogers Park members of Communities United will be canvassing (reaching out to homeowners in foreclosure) on Saturday Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. (For more information, write to firstname.lastname@example.org). Then, join us for our next meeting at 7 p.m on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 7463 N. Ridge.
We’re leading a workshop at Occupy Chicago on Sunday Oct. 30. Come to the corner of Jackson and LaSalle Streets at 3pm. More info is below.
Reclaiming Chicago and the Radical Housing Movement
Location: Plaza next to the Chicago Board of Trade (corner of Lasalle and Jackson, between Jackson and Van Buren)
Communities United Against Foreclosure and Eviction organizes communities around the city of Chicago against economically motivated evictions. In Austin, Belmont-Craigin, and Rogers Park, we are building organizations led by those directly affected by foreclosure and eviction. These organizations fight back against banks and developers through direct actions, such as reclaiming vacant properties, so that communities around the city can occupy themselves. Learn more about how we’ve fought for housing rights, what we’ve won, and how Occupy Chicago can support occupations in communities around the city.
Communities United members participated in an Oct. 10 “Take Back Chicago” protest against the Mortgage Bankers Association and banks’ widespread failure to modify loans and help homeowners stay in their homes.
We’ll be knocking on doors October 8th and 15th. Meet at 5217 W. Altgeld St. at 11am for a debrief. Call Lily (773.759.2155) for more info.
Community meeting on October 22nd at 11am at 2221 N. Latrobe Ave to celebrate the victory of the Tellez family’s fight to stay in their home and to discuss how we can collectively fight to enforce the human right to housing for all!
Vamos a tocar puertas 8 y 15 de Octubre. Reúna a 5217 W. Altgeld St. a las 11am. Para mas información llame Lily (773.759.2155).
Reunión comunitario 22 de Octubre a las 11am a 2221 N. Latrobe Ave para celebrar la victoria de la familia Tellez para conservar su casa y para discutir la lucha por el derecho a la vivienda para todos y todas!