Andrea Juracek, Associate Director, Housing Choice Partners
JoAnn Newsome, Director of Human Rights Compliance, Chicago Commission on Human Relations
Jackie Paige, Member, National Housing Residents Association
Betsy Shuman-Moore, Director of the Fair Housing and Hate Crime Project, Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Charles Barlow (Moderator) Lecturer in Public Policy and Geography, The University of Chicago
Lunch will be provided. This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.
The Housing Choice Voucher program seeks to combat socioeconomic segregation by affording low-income families an opportunity to rent quality housing in the private market in higher-income neighborhoods. However, despite advancements in fair housing protections in recent years, persistent source of income discrimination leaves many voucher holders unable to secure their choice of housing.
Through the voices and perspectives of residents, enforcement agencies, advocacy organizations, and housing service providers, panelists will examine barriers to housing choice and explore mechanisms to secure fair housing opportunities in the Chicago region for Housing Choice Voucher households.
This event is organized by the Kreisman Initiative on Housing Law and Policy at the University of Chicago Law School, which brings together the best housing research at the University of Chicago to engage the real estate, public policy, and financial communities. The Initiative is co-directed by Lee Fennell, Max Pam Professor of Law at the Law School, and Jeff Leslie, Clinical Professor of Law and Paul J. Tierney Director of the Housing Initiative at the Law School.