Victory for Chicago family facing eviction!
If you’re new to One Story Up, you might not be familiar with the Bledsoe family.
Back in July, we met the family – three children who were living with their grandmother in Rogers Park when she suddenly died. Their aunt – Erica Bledsoe – became their guardian, but the company that owned their Section 8 apartment wanted to evict the family, which would have left them homeless.
After months of organizing and community support, HUD stepped in and got the company to give the family a lease. The story is pretty moving and poignant – you can listen to Erica Bledsoe tell her story on Vocalo with me last week.
We’re getting together to celebrate this important victory, next Saturday, November 14th at Mess Hall – 6932 North Glenwood Ave in Chicago from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
It’ll be a potluck with music and discussion of further efforts to start grassroots organizing within the Northpoint apartment community.