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Englewood Renters Left Without Electricity, Gas Due To Foreclosure: 'We Were Left In The Dark' (VIDEO)

Seven members of the Shaw family, including a 14 month-old baby, have been living without gas or electricity for nearly a week, according to parents Shantisha and Ezekiel. Late last year the Shaw’s landlord was foreclosed upon and Freedom Mortgage Corp. took over the deed for the building. Progress Illinois talked to the Shaw family about their struggles and what may be next for the family affected by the ongoing foreclosure crisis in Chicago.

Mandatory update - people CURRENTLY on Public HCV and Scattered Site Wait Lists MUST update their information.

If you are currently on the CHA Public Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) or Scattered Site Wait List you MUST update your contact information to remain eligible. Those who do not update their information will be considered no longer interested and may be removed from wait list.

A Vision For Chicago Public Housing, Stymied And Contested

"[Mary] Thomas says all three of the concepts for Lathrop should be dumped and there should be more input from residents. She says there's little affordable housing in the area and there's no need for market-rate units at all."

What's wrong with the three Lathrop Scenarios?

How do the three proposed scenarios compare to Lathrop Homes today and to the CHA Guidelines in the Request for Proposal issued 2010? 

Chicago Vacant Buildings Ordinance: Foreclosure Fighters Take On Banks Over Decaying Properties

LSNA leader Daniel LaSpata is quoted in this substantive article about the foreclosure issue in Chicago and the recently passed Chicago Vacant Buildings Ordinance.