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March 2020

Keeping the ‘Community’ in the Community Reinvestment Act (Webinar)

March 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Housing Action Illinois and Woodstock Institute for a webinar to learn how to protect and strengthen the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) so it fulfills its initial purpose: to hold banks accountable to local community needs. Congress passed the Community Reinvestment Act in 1977 as an antidote to discriminatory policies blocking non-white neighborhoods from bank loans, a practice known as “redlining.” The CRA creates an affirmative responsibility for financial institutions to intentionally invest in low- and moderate-income areas via home…

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Rentals, Foreclosures, and Bankruptcy Court in the Time of COVID-19 (Webinar)

March 27 @ 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Free

Join Legal Aid Chicago and Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing to get the latest updates about rentals, foreclosures, and bankruptcy court during the novel coronavirus pandemic. You’ll find out what’s going on, and what relief is being offered for homeowners and tenants by the courts, government agencies, and creditors. Register online.

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Annual Toast to Housing Justice (CANCELED)

March 31 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lagunitas Brewing Company, 2607 West 17th Street
Chicago, IL 60608 United States
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$25

Our Annual Toast to Housing Justice, originally scheduled for March 31, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 virus. We are facing an unprecedented health emergency both around the world and here in Illinois, and the health, safety, and well-being of our supporters and staff is our first priority. We want to take every step we can to help prevent the spread of this virus. Understandably, this is a time when most of us are focused on the whirlwind of…

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April 2020

Keeping the ‘Community’ in the Community Reinvestment Act (Webinar)

April 1 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am
Free

Join Housing Action Illinois and Woodstock Institute to learn how to protect and strengthen the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) so it fulfills its initial purpose: to hold banks accountable to local community needs.  CRA is under threat by a proposal that could dramatically reduce the amount and impact of banks’ community development activities. We’ll cover what’s at stake and what you can do to protect this important law.  Congress passed the Community Reinvestment Act in 1977 as an antidote to…

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Credit as an Asset Virtual Course

April 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$225

This training—a six-week webinar series—is designed to help non-profit community-based organizations and financial capability professionals enhance their understanding of credit building as an asset-building strategy as well as best practices in credit education. Credit Builders Alliance (CBA) will provide an overview of today's credit reporting industry and then dive into tools, strategies and information to help participants and their organizations build and integrate credit building activities and products into their work and outcomes. Participants will have the opportunity to learn…

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