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MLK Weekend: Volunteer to help Chicago occupy homes

OccupyOurHomes on January 14, 2012
Posted in: ActionsTraining

No More Empty Homes!

No More Homeless Families!


What: Door-to-Door Neighborhood Outreach
When: Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday Weekend Jan 15-16th, 2012 10am - 3pm
Where: Neighborhoods all over Chicago

During the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday,January 15 & 16th, Chicagoans are reaching out to help families in foreclosure. Join neighbors and other volunteers to help keep families in their homes.

In 1966, Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. moved to Chicago's West Side to help fight against slum conditions and an end to racial discrimination in housing.

Sixty-six years later, Chicago has one of the highest rates of foreclosure in the country because of years of predatory lending, along with the worst economic downturn since the 1930s and the failure of most banks to modify mortgages. This foreclosure crisis has impacted not only homeowners, but renters as well, leaving many homeless and cutting down on the city's supply of affordable housing. At the same time, tens of thousands of foreclosed homes are left empty, contributing to conditions similar to those Dr. King came to Chicago to fight.

With the help of volunteers like you, we hope to reach as many homeowners and tenants going through foreclosure as possible during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday!

Sunday, January 15th

Training begins at 10am
Northwestside: Centro Autonomo, 3640 W. Lawrence

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, Monday January 16th

Training begins at 10 am
Southside: Sankofa Fight Back Center for Human Rights
1401 E. 75th St (corner of Dorchester and 75th)

Belmont Cragin, 2655 N. Melvina Ave (W of Austin Blvd, S of Diversey)
Third Unitarian Church, 311 N. Mayfield (E of Austin Blvd, S of Lake St.)

Training begins at 11am
Northside: Rogers Park Community House, 7463 N. Ridge

Canvassing the Neighborhood (11am to 3pm)

RSVP @ or (312) 287-7228

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