BEDS Plus Care Newsletter: June 23, 2021

New apartment brings hope, fresh start
Having a place to call home means the world to Danny, who first started working with BEDS more than three years ago. He recently moved into an apartment in Oak Lawn that features brand-new furniture and plenty of space to relax in. Danny loves being able to cook his own meals in the kitchen.

"It's more than an apartment," he said. "I love it."

When asked about how he came to find BEDS, Danny, a writer, put pen to paper. Click here to read his story.
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BEDS Bulletin! Slate recently spoke with Alieza Durana, a reporter with the Eviction Lab at Princeton University who focuses on housing, evictions and homelessness, about the CDC's eviction moratorium, which is set to expire on June 30. Durana said having an eviction moratorium in place is really important as an emergency measure to help ensure that federal relief money reaches communities before people lose their homes. "We’re seeing this play out in real time, where folks who have an eviction filed against them have applied for rental assistance but the eviction is being processed faster than they’re receiving the money," she said. "So we’re urging governments both at federal, state, and local level to extend the eviction moratorium until emergency rent relief measures fully reach communities." Listen to the podcast here.


Congratulations to our very own Javon Harris, who was named to the West Suburban Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Regional 30 under 40! Javon, BEDS Plus director of supportive housing, was recently honored for making a deep impact on our local communities. Javon, we're so proud of what you've accomplished during one of the most challenging years at BEDS. You inspire your colleagues and clients to take the necessary but often difficult steps to manage the causes and effects of homelessness and regain and sustain housing. Your work helps protect our clients and communities during COVID-19, drive our recent growth, and end West Suburban homelessness. Thank you for everything that you do!


We are in need of donations of small denomination gift cards for gas, groceries and food. If you would like to donate, please drop gift cards off at our Ogden Avenue Supportive Housing facility or contact Sue Dever at dever@beds-plus.org. For more information about BEDS, go to www.beds-plus.org.


Support a local business and help BEDS clients at the same time! Add $1 or more to your purchase and Jack & Pat's Old Fashioned Butcher Shop of Chicago Ridge will deliver much-needed food donations to BEDS clients in the community. The Rotary Club of Moraine Valley will match donations up to $1,000!


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