The University of Illinois (UIC) Institute of Government and Public Affairs (IGPA) is holding a forum, Foreclosing on the Community: The Crisis and the Search for Solutions.
This free-to-the-public forum will cover the latest findings from academic research on poverty, foreclosure, and community, along with ways to tackle these issues head on.
The Coalition of African American Leaders (COAL) is supporting this important event. We encourage all to attend.
Please click here for a copy of the latest communication from COAL. This issue also includes important information on job opportunities.
The Foreclosure Crisis has had wide-spread and devastating effects on communities across the state. Individuals and groups from the public and private sectors are seeking innovative solutions addressing the crisis and its impacts. Foreclosing on Community will be an opportunity to share research, best practices, and new ideas for tackling the challenge head-on, and as a community.
Tuesday, March 19
The University of Illinois at Chicago
Sponsored by the University of Illinois
The program will feature:
– An overview of the latest findings from academic research on poverty, foreclosure, and community by Geoff Smith, Executive Director of the Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University.
– A panel of individuals representing groups who are tackling the issue head-on, including: Rob Rose of Chicago Community Loan Fund, Adam Gross of Business and Professional People for the Public Interest, and Deavay Tyler of A&D Property Services.
– A presentation of best practices by Danielle Lewinski, of Michigan Community Resources in Detroit.
This event is free to all who register. Please register by Tuesday, March 12.