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Mission

The mission of the Interfaith Housing Center of the Northern Suburbs is to work with others to assure a housing market open to people of all ages and income levels, regardless of race, religion, family composition, or any of the other legally protected classes.

 

History

Interfaith, founded by congregations in 1972, is rooted in the civil rights movement of the 1960s when a group of local women organized the North Shore Summer Project to protest housing discrimination. The group culminated its activities with a rally on the Winnetka Village Green in 1965, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke to a crowd of 10,000, his first civil rights rally in an all-white suburb. Interfaith is also the only community-based fair housing center in the Chicago area, with over seventy religious congregations and civic organizations as members.

 

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