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Our next committee meeting will be on Tuesday, October 8, at 6:30 pm at the St. Sylvester Parish Rectory, 2915 W. Palmer.

Please mark your calendar ane-mail us to confirm your participation.

Likely agenda items include:
  • Our plans for a November Accountability Assembly on the Lathrop Homes master plan.
  • A discussion with LSNA's Emerson National Hunger Fellow, Tadeo Meleán, about the project he's organizing.  (Tadeo is creating an outreach & public awareness campaign to reach tenants in buildings that are about to become bank-owned, inform them of their legal protections (now including the Keep Chicago Renting ordinance) and help more families find a path to stay in their homes.)

Welcome, Tadeo!  
Tadeo started at LSNA September 4 and will be with us through mid-February, when the second part of his fellowship takes him to Washington, DC.  He's from Kansas City, MO, and is a recent graduate of Stanford University.  

If you have ideas for his project -- or if you know tenants who need help -- please contact Tadeo at (773) 384-4370, ext. 15, or

He has already become a terrific asset to our staff.  This week, he helped the Keep Chicago Renting Coalition organize a successful press conference on September 24, the day the KCR ordinance took effect.  Tadeo secured the participation of Aldermen Ray Suarez (31st) and Joe Moreno (1st) -- and television coverage by Telemundo and Univision.  (Ald. Roberto Maldonado used his constituent newsletter to help spread the word to tenants and praised LSNA's role in the campaign for KCR.)

Thank you, Our Lady of Grace Parish!
The Congressional Hunger Center, which administers the Emerson National Hunger Fellowship, places Fellows like Tadeo with community groups across the country.  Each local organization must secure housing for its Fellow.  

Tadeo's work at LSNA would not be possible without the generosity of Our Lady of Grace Parish, a longtime LSNA member congregation, which is providing his housing at the OLG rectory.

We owe a special thank you to OLG Parish and its pastor, Father George Schopp, for this wonderful contribution to our efforts!   
To learn more about OLG Parish, visit or e-mail Father George at

Housing and Land Use

2915 W. Palmer

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