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Support the Astor House Tenants’ Fight!


Megadevelopers at BJB Properties are displacing dozens of Astor House tenants through a combination of forced evictions, intimidation, and poor conditions. The building suffers plauges of bedbugs and mice; disruptions in heat and water service; and dysfunctional elevators. Tenants say building management has threatened to report them for participating in organizing.

But the tenants are fighting back, and you can support them with the following actions!

1. Call Ald. Joe Moore (773-338-5796) and BJB Properties (847-825-8686 and 847-823-0556) and ask them to immediately convene negotiations between the Astor House’s owners and the building’s tenants.
2. Sign the BJB Boycott Pledge to tell the company that this behavior will not stand in Rogers Park! Share the pledge by telling others to sign it at
3. Read ongoing coverage of the Astor House campaign here:
4. Watch and share the following videos tenants have made about their fight, which are available at the links and
  1. School Closures and Foreclosure: Three Maps Leave a reply
  3. Mary Bonelli and 70 neighbors and allies hold vigil against 5/3rd Bank and Fannie Mae 2 Replies
  4. Candlelight vigil to halt Mary Bonelli’s eviction from home of three generations Leave a reply
  5. Video: Anti-Eviction Caroling with the People’s Santa Leave a reply
  6. Victims of bank foreclosure share holiday cheer (and family pain) by caroling at banks Leave a reply
  7. Neighbors in Action Training: Dec. 1 and Dec. 8 1 Reply
  8. Help Stop Maria’s Eviction! Leave a reply
  9. Public Meeting to Demand a Moratorium with Tom Dart and Toni Preckwinkle Leave a reply