Knowing we stand stronger together, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless will mark 40 years of organizing and advocating at an evening celebration on Friday, May 1. “No Place Like Home: Celebrating 40 Years of Advocacy” will be hosted at Zhou B. Art Center, 1029 W. 35th St., in Chicago. Early Bird tickets are $125 until April 1. They can be purchased here.
A formerly homeless tenant filed a federal class action lawsuit against Draper & Kramer, Inc., a property management company, and IQ Data, Inc., a debt collector. Plaintiff Yasmine Lamar is represented by attorneys from the CCH Law Project and the National Consumer Law Center. They argue on behalf of a class that Draper & Kramer sought unlawful attorney’s fees in connection with her eviction and that IQ Data sought to collect those fees in violation of state and federal consumer protection laws.
Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks with Doug Schenkelberg, the head of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and Richard Ducatenzeiler, Director of the provider Agency Franciscan Outreach about the depth—and variety—of homelessness. They also talk about what the City is doing and what everyday people can do to help. Said Doug Schenkelberg, “We’re hoping to work with this administration to create a new dedicated funding stream that can create permanent housing with supports, that’s needed to begin to make measurable progress on the problem.”