The demolition of Joliet's Fairview Homes public housing project and the reduction of units at Riverwalk (née Evergreen Terrance) requires residents to know the laws regarding relocation. I commend Warehouse Workers For Justice and Prairie State Legal Services for presenting this Dec. 5 workshop. Read the full story below.

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SenatorPatMcGuire

 

 

 

The Joliet Herald-News - Nov. 25, 2018 | Original article

By Alex Ortiz

The Warehouse Workers for Justice will be hosting a “Know Your Rights” workshop on housing Dec. 5 in Joliet.

The organization and lawyers will be providing information on general tenants’ rights as well as presenting on rights related to the relocation process from public housing and rules pertaining to Section 8 vouchers.

The WWJ Women’s Committee is organizing the workshop in conjunction with attorneys from Prairie State Legal Services.
The committee was formed to provide a space for women in the warehouse industry to organize for economic and gender justice.

The WWJ Women’s Committee wanted to hold the workshop in light of Fairview Homes announcing this year they will be moving families out to make way for the demolition of the public housing community. The reason for the workshop is to provide residents with information about their rights and the resources they might need in their transitions.

Even though this might not directly be a labor-related issue, the WWJ said members of the community do live in communities like Fairview.

In October, a Housing Authority of Joliet official said that of about 158 households in the Fairview Homes, only about five of them had moved out at that point. The move-out was planned to happen in phases, although residents in the first group still were looking for places to live.

The workshop will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. at 1 Doris Ave. in Joliet.

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