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Protecting Tenants in Foreclosed Rental Property Ordinance

If you live in a property that is going through foreclosure or has been foreclosed, it is important to understand your rights. Below are guidelines to help. Additionally, you may contact the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, 312.744.6060. Also, organizations that offer assistance to tenants are: Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing, 312.347.7600/http://lcbh.org and the Metropolitan Tenants Organization, 773.292.4988/http:www.tenants-rights.org/ Who is protected by the ordinance? A person who lives in a building with one or more rental units, including a […]

Free Income Tax Assistance

The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) is pleased to announce the 15th annual citywide outreach campaign to raise awareness about the City’s free tax assistance and the income tax credits and benefits available.     Chicagoans could receive up to $6,750 from the federal and state Earned Income tax Credits.  But many may not claim all the income tax credits they deserve without the help of knowledgeable preparers.   Families earning up to $50,000 or individuals earning […]

Ending Veteran Homelessness Initiative

The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the City’s Ending Veteran Homelessness Initiative. The RFP seeks proposals from organizations: ·         to provide housing-related services and case management for veterans through the Permanent Supportive Housing component of the Initiative; and ·         to serve as the system coordinator to provide programmatic oversight and coordination for the entire Chicago effort as part of the national “25 Cities” campaign  to eliminate veteranhomelessness. Respondents can […]

Celebrate the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a man of great integrity, determination and vision. Monday, January 19 is the official holiday commemorating Dr. King’s birthday. As we head into his birthday weekend, it is important to commemorate the significant strides that he has made for equality and justice. Dr. King’s powerful words and actions of social change proved him to be an incomparable public servant who […]

Jazz at The Quarry Event Center

Enjoy the great sounds of jazz as Mo Better Jazz Chicago presents the Rebirth of Jazz in South Shore. Every Friday night in Januray, from 8:00 pm until 12:00 am, jazz musicians, such as Greg Pen, Edwin Daughtery, Audley Reid and Ari Brown Further will perform at the Quarry Event Center, located at 2423 E. 75th Street. Doors open at 7pm with art and video reception. $10 donation is requested. January 9 – Greg Penn January 16 – Edwin Daugherty […]