Articles

Seeking Crazed Costume Designers/Architects

For the 2019 July 4 parade in Evanston, Joining Forces members made wearable houses out of cardboard boxes and marched down the street as a somewhat fluid neighborhood. While marching in formation was not our strong suit, our members were incredibly creative in designing their houses, and in spite of the heat, we had a great showing and lots of enthusiastic ...

Recap of Housing Action Illinois Conference

I attended Housing Action Illinois' annual conference, called "Housing Matters" on October 24 and 25. It was excellent, and I recommend everyone interested in housing issues in Illinois watch for this next year and head to Bloomington in October. Here's a link to descriptions of the sessions from the conference, that includes links to the PowerPoints that w...

Share Your Experience

NEW DATES: Cook County Needs Your Input to Improve Fair & Affordable Housing Options in Our Community Why Attend? Attend one of these meetings to learn about opportunities for free winter workshops (with compensation provided) for people who want to become advocates for fair and affordable housing.   A $25 gift card will be raffled off at each meeting listed...

Affordable Housing Feedback from Evanston's Wards

During the summer, Joining Forces and Reclaim Evanston partnered to hold one meeting in each of Evanston's nine wards, asking residents for their input on the need for affordable housing. This article summarizes the feedback we received from community members on what types of solutions they would like to see.  Interestingly, we did not see great differences ...