Housing Forward participated in two community fairs this summer, “Vision of Restoration,” in partnership with the Maywood Park District, an annual community resource fair to support youth, seniors and families residing in Maywood and the surrounding western suburbs of Cook County. There were over 1,000 attendees and 60 vendors and organizations participating in the resource fair.
On May 24, the annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner was held at the 19th Century Club in Oak Park to recognize and reward the 1000+ loyal volunteers that help Housing Forward bring programs and services to those in need in our community.
With more than 650 people in attendance on Friday, May 20, Housing Forward presented W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu in a night of comedy that raised $19,500 to benefit programs and services to those experiencing or at-risk of homelessness in our community.
A new survey conducted by United Way of Illinois (UWI), the statewide association of 52 local United Ways and the largest non-governmental funder of health and human services in the state, shows Illinois’ year-long budget impasse impact across the state.
More quotes from Evicted by Matthew Desmond. See what you think. Both low income tenants and their landlords seem to be responsible in part for poor housing.
Lynda Schueler, Executive Director of Housing Forward testified in support of House Bill 4955 at the Appropriations Human Services committee hearing. HB 4955 would release funding for housing and homeless services in Illinois.
On Monday, April 18, Housing Forward welcomed almost 200 guests at the Annual Progressive Dinner to help those in the community that are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness.
The event, now in its 14th year, was hosted in three locations in Oak Park, Winberie's, Maya Del Sol and the Oak Park Township Senior Center, and included donations from Buzz Cafe, Cucina Paradiso, Garland Flowers, Eli's Cheesecake Factory and sponsored by corporate partner, BMO Harris Bank.