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Dr. King at a press conference at the Orrington Hotel in Evanston, October 1962. (Photo courtesy of Shorefront photographic archives © Evanston Photographic Studio and Dino Robinson.)

Our Statement on Racial Injustice

In 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at First Methodist Church in Evanston, and he asked those in attendance to judge for themselves if they were being "good neighbors."

In response to the death of George Floyd, EDC's position is clear. We value and respect black lives. We believe in an Evanston where protection and care for our fellow residents and neighbors leads to a more just society, one unblemished by bigotry or bias. In our cooperative's work, we must remember the lasting effects of past racist housing policies on black livelihoods in Evanston, and we must continue to name and address racism in the present day.

May Headlines
City Open Workshop

On May 26, EDC joined City Open Workshop for a presentation on the effects of COVID-19 on affordable housing.

Many Illinois residents remain in dire need of emergency rental or mortgage relief. We also discussed how the purpose of ADUs in our society has changed due to COVID-19, as people may consider alternative housing options for elderly relatives before a nursing home.

Chicago ADU Ordinance

On May 20, an Ordinance to re-legalize accessory dwelling units (ADUs) citywide was introduced before Chicago City Council.

Curious to learn more about how the Ordinance would work? Read Chicago Cityscape’s analysis.

Featured Event

2020 GreenBuilt Home Tour (Virtual)
July 8th, 3:30 - 5:00 pm

EDC’s ADU at 1930 Jackson Avenue will be featured in the “All-Electric Homes” category of the Illinois Green Alliance’s 2020 Green Built Home Tour!

As an affordable project rented at 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), this home demonstrates how sustainability and social equity can work hand-in-hand. Please save the date and stay tuned to Illinois Green Alliance’s website for more information.


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