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Housing Activists Go Door-To-Door To Halt Evictions

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Housing activists are knocking on doors over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend in an attempt to keep homeowners in foreclosure from being evicted.

Activists say they’re also keeping an eye out for abandoned properties that can be occupied instead of being left to rot.

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Volunteers are going door-to-door in distressed neighborhoods, directing homeowners to legal resources that can delay them from being evicted.

The volunteers carry lists of homeowners in danger of foreclosure. They say their goal is to direct homeowners to legal and financial resources that can keep them from getting evicted.

Volunteers on Sunday focused on the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, but they said they intended to canvass the entire city.

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