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Opening the Door – How Evictions Impact Chicago Renters & Neighborhoods

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing (LCBH) and their community partners in announcing the release of LCBH’s latest policy report: Opening the Door. Our report analyzes 170,000 eviction filings in Chicago from 2010 through 2017 and finds troubling disparities in the number and distribution of evictions.

Event Highlights:

Welcome — George N. Miller, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer for The Loretto Hospital

Presentation of data portal & report — Mark Swartz, Executive Director, LCBH

Response Panel — Guests include:

  • Moderator: Deborah E. Bennett, Senior Program Officer, Polk Bros. Foundation
  • Peter Rosenblatt, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology, Loyola University Chicago
  • Anthony Simpkins, Managing Deputy Commissioner, Housing Bureau, Chicago Department of Planning and Development
  • Taft West, Vice President, Chicago Community Loan Fund
  • Frank Avellone, Senior Attorney and Policy Director, LCBH

Audience Q & A

Austin Town Hall is steps from the CTA Green Line’s Central stop. Coffee and refreshments will be provided.

This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. RSVP today!


Austin Town Hall
5610 West Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60644 United States
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Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing