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Advocacy

Interfaith Housing Center of the Northern Suburbs organizes and participates in local and regional coalitions to advance programs, policies, and bricks-and-mortar developments that create housing for low-income households.

Below you will find background materials on the issue of affordable housing, as well as information on recent and pending legislation related to housing issues.

For information on how you can participate in our work, please see Action Opportunities.

Common Myths about Affordable Housing - Talking Points

Housing Fact Sheets - Why is affordable housing an issue in your community?

Affordable Housing Planning and Appeal Act - Frequently Asked Questions

Correlation of Housing Prices with Racial Diversity in Chicago’s Northern Suburbs


Recently Enacted Legislation

The Housing Opportunity Tax Incentive Act provides a property tax incentive to landlords in low-poverty areas who rent to Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) recipients. Click here for information on how landlords can participate.

The Affordable Housing Planning and Appeal Act requires certain local governments to approve an affordable housing plan prior to April 1, 2021 and creates a State Housing Appeals Board to hear appeals of denied affordable housing proposals. Most of Interfaith's service area is affected by this Act. For details, check the Illinois Housing Development Authority's web site for the list of communities which must comply with the Act. (See IHDA memo and list)

Pending Legislation
The Interfaith Housing Center is advocating for passage of the following bills currently before the Illinois General Assembly. Click here for more information.

  • Source of Income Amendment to Illinois Human Rights Act


The Interfaith Housing Center is advocating for passage of the following legislation being considered by the U.S. Congress. Click here for more information.

  • National Housing Trust Fund

 

Tax Incentives for Landlords
Housing Opportunity Tax Incentive Act
How Landlords can Participate
Northern Cook County Suburbs: Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 Occupancy

Interfaith's advocacy efforts have been featured in the news media. See Interfaith in the News.

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