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Nov. 25 2009 - 12:30 pm | 46 views | 1 recommendation | 1 comment

Be thankful for your home, and help someone stay in theirs

Lenise Forrest

Lenise Forrest

Lenise Forrest, a single mother of two from the Cabrini Rowhouses, is still waiting to find out if she will be evicted from her two-bedroom home on the North Side of Chicago.

Last week, she was told the sheriff would come Tuesday morning, but an eviction blockade effort may have prevented it.

She’s now seeking legal help, but there’s still a high likelihood that she will be thrown out with nowhere to go.

You can help her get back on her feet by making a donation to the Cabrini Rowhouse Resident Management Corporation, the organization trying to help Lenise keep her apartment.

Tax-deductible donations towards keeping Lenise and her family in her home can be made out to Cabrini Rowhouses, TMC whose tax I.D. number is 36-39-39515 and should say Lenise Forrest in the memo line. They can be sent directly to Lenice at 933 N. Cambridge or sent to Cabrini Rowhouse, RMC, the fiscal sponsor, at 984 N. Hudson, Chicago, IL 60610.


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    Thank you so much for all the help Megan. Hopefully I will obtain enough funding to pay off the debt to CHA so that I can apply for an section 8 voucher to find stable housing for my family.

    You are Heaven sent Lenise Forrest & Family

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