Shana Tova from JCUA!

On behalf of the whole JCUA staff, I am sending our blessings for a sweet and meaningful Rosh Hashanah — a time for joy, reflection, and recommitment to the values we want to see in the world.

JCUA was at City Hall yesterday with our Bring Chicago Home coalition partners, to introduce our ordinance to eradicate homelessness. It has taken years of organizing — and an intensive push by our Housing & Economic Justice Committee members — to arrive at this historic moment.

How sweet it is when our organizing and cosmic calendars align!

As we recognize the introduction of Bring Chicago Home as the enormous milestone that it is, we are recommitting to the work it will take to win in 5784. JCUA member Marty Levine said it best, when he gave public comment in front the entire City Council yesterday morning:

“Today is a day to be proud of what we’ve done already, and a day to promise that we’re ready to complete the work. Then the real celebration will be possible, with new housing and new services in place to support those in need.”

Let’s make it happen.

May you be written and sealed for a good year in the Book of Life.

Judy Levey (she/her)
Executive Director

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Judy (she/her) has been JCUA’s Executive Director since 2012. She first joined the staff in 2009 to manage the Community Ventures Program. Building on JCUA’s vibrant history, Judy advanced the organization’s transformation to center a community organizing model in all of its work. She was formerly the Executive Director of the Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky and prior to that spent seven years working for New York City’s Human Resources Administration.