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Housing Initiatives - Fall Updates

Here are the latest housing updates from the Forum.

The Forum, in partnership with the Center for Changing Lives, facilitated one of its TECHO (Training and Education Creates Housing Opportunities) presentations in August aimed at educating the community on fair housing rights. As a result of the collaborative effort, 14 people were educated on housing and tenant/landlord rights. With a mix of renters and future landlords the group was able to explore best practices addressing rental properties.

TECHO’s interactive trainings are available to all community-based organizations and increase the capacity of nonprofit agencies serving Latinos to work on issues such as discrimination, foreclosures, affordable housing, fair housing and the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance. Interested in hosting a training session? Contact Gypsy Gavia


Operation H.E.L.P.

The Latino Policy Forum and partner organizations attended the Fiesta del Sol’s Housing Resource Pavilion in early August.  The Housing Resource Pavilion provided free housing related resources and services to property owners and tenants. Throughout the three day event, Operation H.E.L.P partners successfully provided information to over 600 families on free housing counseling and other housing related resources.

For the past two years, Operation H.E.L.P has helped families experiencing foreclosure and provided them access to programs to assist in preserving their homes and rebuild community wealth. This is the last year of funding for the program. 


Posted In: Housing, Foreclosure, Housing Education, Affordable Housing, Homelessness