500 Sheridan Road, Highwood

 (2003)   Celita Vasquez, tenant leader, and her neighbors, in 2003 fight eviction. Celita was the union leader at Carousel Linens next door.

(2003) Celita Vasquez, tenant leader, and her neighbors, in 2003 fight eviction. Celita was the union leader at Carousel Linens next door.

Gail fielded an unusual call on behalf of Open Communities: the labor union UNITE! needed the help of housing advocates. The tenants of 500 Sheridan Road, most of whom worked at Carousel Linens next door including shop steward Celita Vasquez, were in danger of dispacement by the City, threatening to condemn the property. Gail helped the tenants organize, gain the support of religious leaders, and bring all sides to the table to make repairs and raise awareness of the plight of Latino tenants who suffer substandard housing in order to live close to work.