Maywood-Based Housing Forward Joins New Front In Battling Homelessness

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 || By Lacey Sikora/Wednesday Journal || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Sojourner House in Oak Park will provide temporary housing for those bridging the gap between homelessness and permanent housing. | Alexa Rogals

Oak Park will soon make housing history with the opening of Sojourner House, the first dedicated bridge housing in suburban Cook County. Located on Austin Boulevard, Sojourner House contains five separate apartments as well as a detached coach house unit and will bridge the gap between homeless shelters and permanent housing for vulnerable men, women, and families facing homelessness.

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Registration Now Open For County Land Bank’s Third Annual Free Home Giveaway

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Lovise Jiles, Jenia Hart, Mayor Edwenna Perkins, Rob Rose and Raheem Trull pose for a photo last year after Hart learned that she had won a home in Maywood through the Cook County Land Bank. | File

The Cook County Land Bank Authority, which was established by the county in 2013 to help attract developers to tax-delinquent properties, announced recently the opening of the lottery registration period for its third annual Home Giveaway.

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