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TRP, Second Federal help family keep their home

Jeidy Zavala Aguilar and her family live on a quiet side street off of Kedzie and Archer Avenues on the Southwest Side of the city. Zavala’s husband is a roofer who works seasonal jobs. In the winter, he is out of work for three months. During this time, their mortgage rate increases to $1,400 each […]

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Reflecting on 75 years of impact

Milestone marks a journey from organizing to service delivery in an immigrant community The Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council, a community organization that became a model for other neighborhood councils across the country, is celebrating its 75 years of service this year. The organization was first founded out of a vision to empower residents […]

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SSA 10 Announces New Commissioner

NHS neighborhood director Emilio Carrasquillo says he is ready to take on the new role. Emilio Carrasquillo is the director of the Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) of Chicago Back of the Yards/Garfield Boulevard office. Since 2005, he has helped residents become homeowners, provided families with resources to avoid foreclosure and worked to improve the vacant […]

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NSP 2 Properties Available in Back of the Yards

The Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP2), an initiative of The Resurrection Project, is a program aimed to offer residents reliable housing opportunities in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. NSP2 works with families who are ready to buy or rent rehabbed properties in the neighborhood. The program accepts subsidized voucher holders and other forms of housing […]

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A Step Closer to Home Ownership with TRP

The Resurrection Project offers a path to home ownership, new rehab rentals The collapse of the housing market transformed communities like Back of the Yards into neighborhoods of foreclosed and empty homes. But even before the collapse, many Back of the Yards residents were vulnerable to predatory lending and abusive landlords. Today, a program aimed […]

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NATO Comes to Chicago, Immigrants Talk About Their Issues Locally

While the city of Chicago becomes the focus of global politics during the NATO summit on May 20-21, much of the attention for locals is placed in foreseen protests, closures and other related activities. As the summit draws closer, one key issue that many believe needs to be addressed is immigration and its impact on […]

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La Casa Offers Latino College Students Housing, Gateway to Success

Affixed in the center of Pilsen’s cultural vastness and minutes away from the city’s colleges and universities, the six story housing development of La Casa, still in its construction stages, hopes to provide Latino college students with an affordable place to live and study when it opens in the fall. “Many students from Pilsen, Little […]

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City Council, Alderman Pat Dowell Pass Ordinance Addressing Vacant Buildings, Lender Responsibility

Click here to hear THE GATE’s interview with Alderman Pat Dowell On Thursday, July 28, the Chicago City Council passed a new amendment to the Vacant Property Ordinance holding banks responsible for maintaining foreclosed properties in neighborhoods across Chicago. The amendment, introduced by 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell, counted with the support of the  Mayor’s […]

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NHS of Chicago’s New Convenient Online Class Designed to Help First-Time Homebuyers Achieve Homeownership Dreams

Buying a new home is no walk in the park. There are many challenges future homeowners have to face before the purchase, like learning about credit and how to budget for the biggest purchase of their lives. Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, a HUD-certified counseling agency, has the solution to this problem by offering both […]

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TRP Helps Residents Get One Step Closer to Financial Goals

For more than 20 years The Resurrection Project has been a community organization serving Chicago’s primarily low-income neighborhoods of Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards and Chicago’s western suburbs. Since January, The Resurrection Project introduced a Financial Services Division to Back of the Yards in order to help clients and applicants assess their financial […]