Illinois has $2 billion in rental assistance available, but lawyers say just 19% of applicants have received any state money.
Race, Class & Communities
The Race, Class & Communities Desk seeks to provide enterprise reporting on broad themes and trends related to race and income in the Chicago metropolitan area and to provide beat coverage of topical issues including housing, immigration, work/opportunity and demographics.
“We strongly believe that the Chicago race riot serves as the origin story for the two Chicagos: one of people of color, one white,” said Franklin Cosey-Gay.
Chicago’s new ‘Strategic Plan for Transportation’ aims to equitably transform mobility and access in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic drove overdose deaths to record numbers last year.
A national teachers campaign argues that Black history curriculum in schools will stop the school-to-prison pipeline.
The Chicago Fire Department has long struggled with diversity. Will having a woman as commissioner help achieve equality in the firehouse?
Texas and several other states argued then-President Barack Obama had overstepped his authority by creating Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals in 2012. Federal District Judge Andrew Hanen agreed.
A $3 million grant from the African American Cultural Heritage Fund is aimed at helping 40 landmarks across the country address repair, renovation and other preservation needs.
The COVID-19 eviction moratorium is set to expire July 31. What does that mean for renters and landlords?
It Started With Pushing Out Native Tribes And Never Stopped: Tracking 200 Years Of Displacement In Uptown
The UIC professors behind the “Dis/Placements” project say that the fight against urban removal in Uptown is still very much alive today.