Undoing Structural Racism in Housing

Undoing Structural Racism in Housing

BEDS clients mainly come from five townships: Berwyn, Lyons, Proviso, Stickney, and Worth. Twelve percent of their combined population is Black; forty-four percent of our clients from these areas are Black. This is not an accident. Systemic racism has long denied Black people access to housing and creates the stark […]

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IHDA Releases its Housing Blueprint 2021

IHDA Releases its Housing Blueprint 2021

We provide direct services to people experiencing homelessness and imminent risk of homelessness; however, we also support government, nonprofit, and other institutions as they work to create structural change in the housing market. The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) is a state government agency that finances the creation and preservation […]

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Federal Mortgage Relief FAQ

Federal Mortgage Relief FAQ

The COVID-19 pandemic’s socioeconomic effects have left 12 percent of households behind on mortgage payments. Although the federal eviction/foreclosure moratorium has been extended until July 31, many households risk being foreclosed upon after it expires. Luckily, some at risk households can secure federal mortgage relief for up to a year. […]

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BEDS Special Bulletin: Employment

BEDS Special Bulletin: Employment

Employment represents one of the many ways we help people experiencing homelessness and imminent risk of homelessness stabilize their lives. Today, we want to take a closer look at the issue of employment for people experiencing homelessness and how we respond. Do people experiencing homelessness work? A common stereotype holds […]

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BEDS Special Bulletin: Food Rescue

BEDS Special Bulletin: Food Rescue

People experiencing homelessness and imminent risk of homelessness struggle to maintain a healthy diet, which has grown even more difficult during COVID-19. BEDS has expanded its Food Rescue program to reach a growing number of “food insecure” clients. Let’s learn more.   How Are Food Insecurity and Homelessness Related? People […]

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The Eviction Crisis

The Eviction Crisis

America faces an eviction outbreak that could reach pandemic proportions. The CDC eviction moratorium expires on March 31, and Illinois’ moratorium ends three days later on April 3. Immediately afterward, tenants face eviction, trying to find housing with eviction records, and homelessness. (For their part, landlords face foreclosures, asset seizures, […]

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Homelessness Prevention Update

Homelessness Prevention Update

The passage of the $1.6 trillion stimulus bill provides people at risk of homelessness with infusions of cash to pay rent, including $1400 stimulus checks and a continuation of $300 supplements to unemployment benefits. The bill does not extend the CDC eviction moratorium, which expires at the end of the […]

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