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Albany Park Mutual Aid Fund

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Albany Park Mutual Aid is a group of neighbors that have come together to support each other during the Covid-19 Pandemic.  Assembled through the Chicago Mutual Aid Volunteer Sign Up  form created by Kelly Hayes, we are one of many mutual aid groups all over Chicago that are working to support our neighbors through this crisis. 

This campaign is holding its funds in the bank account of a trusted tenants rights organization in the neighborhood, Autonomous Tenants Union, no donations will be held in personal accounts.

Currently, we are working to sew masks, check-in on Seniors and individuals who may not be able to access food and supplies, outreach for more volunteers, and building a network to mobilize quickly as needs come up. 

Many of the requests we have begun receiving are from neighbors who are unable to work because of health issues or layoffs and are concerned about making rent and other bills and essential needs. While we acknowledge we likely cannot pay everyone's rent in full, we would like to offer anyone who needs help up to $200 to meet their needs. Along with this, we are also offering support in helping individuals negotiate more time or reduced rent with their landlords if needed. 

This fund is available for anyone in the neighborhood who asks, there is no vetting process, as long as funds are available, they will be given--no questions asked.

Individuals who need funds can also visit our website and request funds from this campaign, or from other donors directly if they have already received support from this campaign.

Organizer and beneficiary

Nicole Maldonado
Chicago, IL
Jesse Connor

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