Martha takes a break looking out the window of the home for just a second. Martha although knows that any moment people could come to evict her family, she is still more afraid of having no place to go and subjecting her family to sleeping back in the family's minivan.
Martha Biggs, mother of 4, found herself at the mercy of the Chicago Housing Authorities "one strike" rule when her family was evicted from Cabrini Green housing projects. Biggs and her family have since been bouncing from houses and apartments of friends and family members and most recently sleeping in the family's minivan, traveling park to park. Biggs was approached by the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign with the idea to reclaim a foreclosed home in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood of Chicago. With no other option, Biggs took the offer and with the help of the group fixed up the foreclosed home for her family. Although only two bedrooms, the family appreciates the opportunity to all be together with one another again under one roof and be away from the streets of Chicago.
Martha Biggs looks out the back window of the house to watch her children play and pick dandelions out of the grass behind the house. Martha wants to plant a nice garden in the back of the home, but the children have already began claiming the area for a dog.
Justice watches as her brother pulls up flowers from the back yard of the house.
Justice Smith, 8, with the help of sister Jajunna Walker, 15, swings their little bother, Davion, as if they were going to swing him off of the porch of their home.
Justice sits on the front porch of the house as members of the Chicago Anti-Eviciton Campaign cut the grass around the house.
Jimmya Biggs, 10,(left) plays cards with sister, Justice Smith, 8,(right) on the porch of the family's reclaimed house. Martha Biggs chose the name Justice for her daughter meaning "It's justice that I will never be homeless again.
Jajunna makes her brother Davion a glass of water after playing in the family's backyard.
Davion drinks water from the bathroom sinks because his sister, Jajunna, was taking too long to fix him a glass of water.
Jimmya gets her hair braided by her mother, Martha in preparation for the family's baptism the following day.
The youngest child, Davion, 4, looks in the nearly empty refrigerator after running throughout the backyard of the house.