The Daily Northwestern

Long-time executive director of North Shore affordable housing non-profit to step down

Julia Jacobs, City Editor

November 1, 2015

Filed under Business, City, Local

The long-time executive director of Open Communities, a nonprofit that has worked with Evanston to ensure equitable housing in the city, will step down in January. Gail Schechter, who is also a former professor at Northwestern’s...

Evanston Public Library plans panel, book groups for 50th anniversary of North Shore civil rights movement

Marissa Page, Assistant City Editor

May 26, 2015

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Local

The Evanston Public Library announced Tuesday its plans to acknowledge the 50th anniversary of a civil rights movement on the North Shore with a panel discussion and book groups. The North Shore Summer Project, a community...

Housing nonprofits promote tenants’ services

Jeanne Kuang, Development Editor

April 1, 2014

Filed under City

Evanston-area nonprofits and Northwestern community members spoke to Evanston residents Tuesday evening about their rights as tenants. The panel, which was hosted by Open Communities, a North Shore fair housing nonprofit, provi...

Housing options expand for low-income renters in Cook County

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor

May 22, 2013

Filed under City, Local

Hundreds of low-income renters in Evanston will have expanded housing options starting in August, thanks to the passage of an ordinance by the Cook County Board of Commissioners earlier this month. The ordinance prohibits landlords...