Stopping a Chicago Eviction

Stopping a Chicago Eviction

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Publication Date: 
December 6, 2010
Author: 
Scott Marshall
Organization Title: 
Peoples World

"The Tellez family are vowing not to be evicted from their Northwest Side home. (See video below.) And dozens of supporters say they will form a human chain around the house to prevent a sheriff’s eviction. Alvaro Tellez says he is fighting for his children and their future. 'I’m not going to move out of my house,' he says. 'The house is not for me. It is for my children and the future children that my children are going to have.'

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Family, Supported by Chicago Anti–Eviction Campaign, Refuse to Leave Home

Family, Supported by Chicago Anti–Eviction Campaign, Refuse to Leave Home

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Publication Date: 
December 7, 2010
Author: 
Rory Fanning
Organization Title: 
SocialistWorker.org

"Chicago's sub–freezing temperatures in Chicago aren't the only thing keeping the Tellez family in their home this week. The family is waiting to see if Cook Country sheriffs try to evict them from their home.

The family, supported by activists from the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign (CAEC) and scores of residents in its Northwest side neighborhood, held a press conference December 1 to declare their plans to stay in their home, despite a court order to leave by December 4, 2010.

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"Housing is Human Right, No Foreclosures," Says Chicago Anti–Eviction Campaign

"Housing is Human Right, No Foreclosures," Says Chicago Anti–Eviction Campaign

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Publication Date: 
December 2, 2010
Author: 
Evelyn Holmes
Organization Title: 
ABC Chicago

"A family is fighting eviction. They say they are victims of the sub-prime mortgage crisis and are calling on the bank to stop their eviction from a Northwest Side home which is scheduled to take place this weekend.

Community activists say they will do whatever they have to do to keep the Tellez family in their home, even if that means forming a human chain to keep sheriff's deputies from evicting the family.

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Chicago Family Refuses to Leave Home After Foreclosure Fraud

Chicago Family Refuses to Leave Home After Foreclosure Fraud

Media Coverage/Press Release Details
Publication Date: 
December 2, 2010
Author: 
Megan Cottrell
Organization Title: 
Chicago Now

"Silva Tellez remembers holding the phone in her hand and dialing the number that came on the letter about her mortgage. It rang and rang, she says, but finally a machine picked up.

"It said, 'Your loan modification is denied,'" she says. "That was it."

Tellez was shocked. She and her husband, Alvaro, hadn't missed a payment since their loan modification was granted. What they hadn't realized was that the bank had already started the foreclosure process.

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Chicago-AEC Supports Last Cabrini Green Residents

Chicago-AEC Supports Last Cabrini Green Residents

Media Coverage/Press Release Details
Publication Date: 
November 30, 2010
Author: 
Megan Cottrell
Organization Title: 
Chicago Now

"Cabrini-Green may be almost gone, but there are still a few residents left fighting for their homes.

At the last open high-rise at 1230 N. Burling St., near the corner of Halsted and Division streets, four families stood up and said they won't be pressured to move out earlier than planned.

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Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign Stands with Families that Refuse to Move from Last Cabrini Green High-Rise

Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign Stands with Families that Refuse to Move from Last Cabrini Green High-Rise

Media Coverage/Press Release Details
Publication Date: 
November 30, 2010
Organization Title: 
Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign

Press Conference – Tuesday, 11/30 – 9am – 1230 N Burling Street, Chicago

 

 

As CHA threatens to force them out, residents stand their ground and speak out.

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LA CAN Will Join in Call for Human Rights in South LA on Human Rights Day 2010

LA CAN Will Join in Call for Human Rights in South LA on Human Rights Day 2010

Media Coverage/Press Release Details
Publication Date: 
November 25, 2010
Organization Title: 
The Downey Patriot

"On Dec. 10 – International Human Rights Day – a broad-based coalition of hundreds of policymakers, healthcare workers, activists and residents will gather for the 2nd Annual South Los Angeles Health and Human Rights Conference to take action on community-led, results-oriented approaches to healthier communities and human rights in South Los Angeles, an area marred by a long history of inequity and disinvestment.

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Picture the Homeless Rally Outside Office of Brooklyn Council Member Blocking Housing Not Warehousing Bill

Picture the Homeless Rally Outside Office of Brooklyn Council Member Blocking Housing Not Warehousing Bill

Media Coverage/Press Release Details
Publication Date: 
November 23, 2010

Homeless people traveled to Brooklyn this morning, to deliver a papier-mache turkey to the Brooklyn City Council Member who is blocking an important housing bill. 

Intro 48, which would empower the city to conduct an annual census of vacant buildings and lots, has been stalled in the City Council's Housing & Buildings Committee since February. Committee chair Erik Martin Dilan has ignored numerous calls for a hearing for the bill. 

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The Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign Wins Partial Moratorium on Evictions in Cook County

The Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign Wins Partial Moratorium on Evictions in Cook County

Media Coverage/Press Release Details
Publication Date: 
November 17, 2010
Author: 
Yana Kunichoff
Organization Title: 
truthout

The Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign local organizing efforts to stop all economically-motivated evictions has been making headlines. After delivering a 6-foot, 5-day eviction notice to Cook County’s sheriff, the Campaign experienced a partial victory – a moratorium on foreclosure evictions.

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LA Residents Face Retaliatory Evictions for Protesting Decision to Privatize LA's Public Housing Stock

LA Residents Face Retaliatory Evictions for Protesting Decision to Privatize LA's Public Housing Stock

Media Coverage/Press Release Details
Publication Date: 
November 11, 2010
Author: 
David Zahniser and Jessica Garrison
Organization Title: 
LA Times

"Los Angeles' public housing agency moved to evict nine tenants last week after they protested at the Rancho Cucamonga home of the agency's top executive.

The action so outraged members of the City Council that on Wednesday they ordered the Housing Authority to immediately halt the action. They accused agency head Rudolf Montiel, who receives nearly $450,000 in salary and benefits, of being "childlike" and of acting like "Big Brother."

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