Opening Reception for Housing as a Human Right: Social Construction @ Archeworks (Chicago)
Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The National Public Housing Museum and Archeworks partner to explore housing as a human right. With architechtural and design interventions, artifacts recovered from the Jane Addams Homes, and oral histories of housing residents as source material, the joint curatorial team presents a dynamic exhibition that challenges mainstream narratives about public housing. Learn more here.

Evidence and Innovation in Housing Law and Policy @ Seminary Co-op Bookstore (Chicago)
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This book event, part of UChicago’s Urban Readers Series, will focus on Evidence and Innovation in Housing Law and Policy (Lee Anne Fennell & Benjamin J. Keys, eds., 2017), recently published by Cambridge University Press and available via open access on CUP’s site.

Three contributing authors, Lior Strahilevitz (UChicago Law), Stephanie Stern (Chicago-Kent College of Law), and Amir Sufi(Chicago Booth), will discuss their chapters and join in a discussion moderated by Lee Fennell (UChicago Law) about the future of housing law and policy.

This book grew out of the Kreisman Initiative’s June 2016 interdisciplinary housing conference.

Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be available.

Please visit the Seminary Co-op’s webpage for more information about the event.

Citywide Housing Fair (Chicago) @ Malcolm X College Conference Center
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

This FREE citywide housing fair is for you if you’re planning to buy a home, are a current homeowner, or are behind on your mortgage.

Planning to buy a home?
– Learn about down-payment assistance programs
– Receive your credit report on-the-spot
– Receive one-on-one pre-purchase counseling
– Speak with lending institution representatives, plus insurance and
real estate agents

Having trouble paying your mortgage?
– Meet with housing counselors about mortgage modifications
– See if you qualify for mortgage payment assistance programs

Come meet with housing counselors who can help you with homebuying, downpayment assistance, difficulties in making mortgage payments, or credit problems. Chicago’s leading housing counseling groups are here to help you.

Questions? Call the Northwest Side Housing Center (773) 283-3888


This event is sponsored by Deutsche Bank. Deutsche Bank does not endorse or recommend any participant attending this event or its products.

First Time Home Buyers Workshop: THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW! (Maywood) @ Maywood Multi-purpose Building
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join the West Cook Home Ownership Center, in partnership with the Village of Maywood Mayor & Trustees and the Monroe Foundation, in a series of workshops dedicated to providing resources for first time home buyers! They’ll cover everything from understanding and protecting your credit, to navigating the pre-purchase process and retaining ownership. Learn how to save on energy costs, approach banks, apply for down payment assistance, and even participate in a turkey give away!

RSVP to Otis Monroe with your name, address, and phone number to:

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IL Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing (Chicago) @ Hyatt Regency Hotel, West Tower - Gold Level
Feb 21 @ 8:00 am – Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm

Save the date for the Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing on Wednesday, February 21 and Thursday, February 22, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Enjoy one-and-a-half days of speakers, discussion, and networking on the latest trends in affordable housing. More information to come!