Sweet Home Uptown

Sweet Home Uptown

On November 18 at Sweet Home Uptown, Voice of the People is celebrating the past and looking to the future. 

VOP home page: https://www.vophousing.com/
Registration: https://bit.ly/SweetHomeUptown21
About VOP honorees: https://www.vophousing.com/2021-honorees/
Voice of the People Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VoiceofthePeopleChicago
Voice of the People Youtube Playlists: https://bit.ly/VoiceVideos


Tom Lenz Mover & Shaker
Tom Lenz was Voice’s Executive Director from 1980 to 1988, leading a dynamic team, building strong alliances with the Harold Washington administration, forging new affordable housing partnerships and engaging tenant leadership in innovative ways. He’s had an impactful career of making things happen, including at LISC, in support of affordable housing and disability rights in Lake County, and in consulting for change with prominent  non-profits, governments, and institutions, including the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Calvin Holmes History Maker
Calvin L. Holmes, president of the Chicago Community Loan Fund, has been changing the trajectory of Chicago’s affordable housing market for three decades. Through conventional, unconventional, and often experimental means, Calvin has tested and stretched the boundaries of community and economic development strategies, taking risks that others in the lending and public sector would not, and building an experiential base that can inform community and economic development innovation policies and programming into the future.
Marlene Barton Legacy Leader
Marlene Barton has been an activist in affordable housing, social justice and movement issues for decades in the Uptown community, with years of service on Voice of the People’s Board of Directors.  At 82 years young, her commitment, hard work, and practical, problem-solving approaches are an inspiration and example to other residents. Rarely in high profile roles, Marlene has always been in the room, at organizations and with issue campaigns dating back to the origins of Voice of the People. Let’s thank her for her years of service and impact.


Date/Time November 18 2021, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location VOP home page: https://www.vophousing.com/
Register online: Register here (Tickets are free but donations are encouraged!)

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