In the Media

New rental assistance available for residents facing eviction lawsuit in court, WICS ABC Newschannel 20, September 15, 2021

Illinois launches rental assistance program for landlords, renters in eviction court, State Journal-Register, September 14, 2021

CDC ban, state eviction moratorium: What’s next for Illinois renters?, Chicago Tribune, 8/28/21

Turning back the clock? Pritzker extends Illinois’ eviction moratorium after U.S. Supreme Court nixes federal version, Chicago Sun-Times, 8/27/21

State eviction moratorium stands despite U.S. Supreme Court decision on federal order, Capitol News Illinois, 8/27/21

After the CDC eviction moratorium was blocked, what’s next for Illinois renters?, The Chicago Tribune, 8/28/21

Turning back the clock? Pritzker extends Illinois’ eviction moratorium after U.S. Supreme Court nixes federal version, Chicago Sun-Times, 8/27/21

State eviction moratorium stands despite U.S. Supreme Court decision on federal order, Capitol News Illinois, 8/27/21

Column: Despite moratorium, ‘not all evictions can be prevented’, The Chicago Tribune, 8/17/21

Tackling affordable housing in Illinois, The CloutCast by The Daily Line, 8/15/21

State to offer court-based assistance program after eviction moratorium ends, Chicago Sun-Times, 8/9/21

Report: Rent ‘out of reach’ for most low-income families, experts hope Congress acts quickly, WGEM News, 8/2/21

Pritzker Signs Bills Expanding Affordable Housing Funding, Incentives, WTTW, 7/29/21

New Illinois laws create affordable housing for thousands, assist more families with utility payments, 25 News, 7/29/21

Illinois eviction moratorium ends soon, experts expect rise in homelessness, WICS ABC Newschannel 20, 7/29/21

Illinois housing wage is more than $20 an hour, The Center Square, 7/27/21

Illinois could soon have a new affordable housing incentive – and it could work, both developers and advocates say, Chicago Tribune, 7/26/21

Central Illinois Affordable Housing Shortage Unchanged By Pandemic, WGLT, 7/20/21

As Illinois Phases Out Eviction Moratorium, Housing Advocates Gear Up, St. Louis Public Radio, 7/20/21

Affordable housing is a crucial part of our nation’s infrastructure, Crain’s Chicago Business, 7/14/21

100,000 Illinois renters could face eviction this summer, Census Bureau says, The Center Square, 7/14/21

Rent moratorium creates anxiety on both sides, The Chicago Reporter, 7/1/21

Almost 300,000 have applied for local pandemic rent relief. Another round of assistance could be coming, The Chicago Tribune, 6/24/21

Paramedics, cops donate A/C unit to family after 911 call for overheated infant, The Southern Illinoisan, 6/14/21

Dollars and Sense: Affording Rent in Illinois, Between the Leaves: On Housing, 6/9/21

New Cook County Renter Rights & Protections Laws Take Effect June 1, Suburban Chicagoland, 6/1/21

Illinois Senate passes bill creating affordable housing incentives, The Pantagraph, 5/30/21

Pritzker signs rental assistance bill, says he will ‘phase out’ eviction moratorium by August, Capitol News Illinois, 5/17/21

Illinois Will Now Grade Credit Unions and Mortgage Companies on Their Commitment to Fair Lending, Next City, 5/11/21

Emergency housing assistance bill will head to governor, Capitol News Illinois, 4/29/21

Emergency housing assistance plan heads to Pritzker’s desk, WGEM News, 4/29/21

Affordable housing tax credit bill advances out of committee, Capitol News Illinois, 4/19/21

Feigenholtz’s affordable housing bill garnering support from Chicago aldermen, Republican lawmakers, The Daily Line, 4/7/21

COVID-19 pandemic shines new light on affordable housing issues, Capitol News Illinois, 4/5/21

How racial justice push sparked new CRA law in Illinois, American Banker, 3/30/21

Talk with Toni: Residential Tenant Landlord Ordinance, 3/22/21

The 2021 Annual Awards for Business Excellence, Daily Herald, 3/22/21

How Housing and Homelessness Fundraisers are Faring in Difficult Times, Inside Philanthropy, 3/11/21

Housing dilemma: Lawmakers prepare to help families facing eviction, WGEM News, 3/1/21

Residential Tenant Landlord Ordinance Provides Protections in the Suburbs, StreetWise, 2/22/21

$40 million from IHDA aims to help vulnerable Illinoisans maintain housing, The Center Square, 1/30/21

Confused About the COVID-19 Eviction Bans? We Got You Covered, City Bureau, 1/29/21

Cook County Board enacts suburban residential tenant, landlord ordinance strengthening renters’ rights: ‘It’s time,’ Chicago Tribune, 1/28/21

Housing is a human  right. This law supports that. Crain’s Chicago Business, 1/28/21

Cook County tenant protection ordinance primed for vote after fresh round of tweaks, The Daily Line, 1/26/21

As property tax refunds go unclaimed, Cook County treasurer and Englewood organizers want the funds to help preserve Black homeownership, Chicago Tribune, 1/25/21

President Biden Extended the Eviction Ban Through March 2021. Here’s How You Can Get Protection, NextAdvisor, 1/22/21

With No Oversight, Illinois Cities Flout State Law That Encourages Affordable Housing, WBEZ, 1/21/21


The IHDA Introduces two new Homeowners Assistance Programs, WBEZ, 12/28/20

Rentervention connects renters with legal services, virtually, The Columbia Chronicle, 12/18/20

Commissioners Have Opportunity to Protect All Cook County Renters, The Daily Line, 12/15/20

Tenants’ advocates, real estate industry gear up for clash over proposed Cook County residential tenant, landlord ordinance, Chicago Tribune, 12/10/21

Letters: Protecting all Cook County RentersChicago Tribune, 12/4/20

With the pandemic posing a mass eviction threat, here’s what 11 housing experts say a Biden administration can do to help, Chicago Tribune, 12/3/20

An Obama-era rule forces mortgage lenders and housing providers to fix policies that cause racial disparities. Now advocates are fighting to keep it from being ‘gutted.’, Chicago Tribune, 10/29/20

Experts testify about systemic racism in Illinois home loan, banking industries, Capitol News Illinois, 10/16/20

Illinois Lawmakers Hear Ideas To End Racial Disparities in Mortgage Lending, WBEZ, 10/16/20

Lenders, advocates call for revamping appraisals while addressing homeownership, lending inequities, The Daily Line, 10/16/20

Illinois lawmakers discuss discriminatory practices in home lending and ownership , 25 News – WEEK, 10/15/20

Pritzker Extends IL Eviction Ban Another 30 Days Due To Pandemic, Patch, 9/17/20

Chicago-area renters are still being pushed out of their homes with threats of lockouts and notices on doors, despite COVID-19 eviction moratorium, Chicago Tribune, 9/11/20

Eviction Tsunami Quelled but Rent Still Will be Due, Public News Service, 9/3/20

Trump Administration and CDC Order New Eviction Moratorium, Northern Public Radio, 9/2/20

States Use CARES Act Funds to Keep Renters Afloat, But It Won’t Be Enough, Shelterforce, 8/31/20

Cook County to provide $20 million in CARES Act money to rental aid for suburban households, but Preckwinkle stresses additional federal funds needed, Chicago Tribune, 8/7/20

lllinois rental assistance program to launch next week, NPR Illinois, 8/5/20

Housing Action Illinois partners with Freddie Mac for uniform counseling data, HousingWire, 8/3/20

Illinois likely faces surge of evictions if moratorium is not extended, St. Louis Public Radio, 7/19/20

A push for federal rent relief, affordable housing in Illinois, WBEZ’s Reset, 7/15/20

COVID pandemic worsens housing crisis, One Illinois, 7/14/20

Critical questions loom for Illinois’ emergency housing relief, Center for Illinois Politics, 7/12/20

How housing discrimination continues to impact marginalized groups in the U.S., LendingTree, 7/7/20

Carbondale Warming Center receives grant to continue services, WSIL News, 7/1/20

Imagining & demanding housing justice in the time of coronavirus, CAN-TV, 5/28/20

Helping Hands of Springfield moves clients into homes, WAND-TV, 5/22/20

Housing issues compounded by COVID-19 pandemic, Illinois Public Media’s 21st Show, 5/19/20

Hope Haven receives $15,000 grant to aid COVID-19 relief, Daily Chronicle, 5/12/20

Warming Center receives grant to keep doors open during pandemic, WSIL News 3, 5/7/20

TLC says it will withdraw two south shore eviction lawsuits that violated federal law, Hyde Park Herald, 5/6/20

Illinois provides grants to homeless service providers, agencies say more is still needed, Illinois Newsroom, 5/5/20

Carbondale Warming Center receives $10,000 grant to continue serving homeless population, The Southern Illinoisan, 5/5/20

Shelter Care Ministries receives grant for homelessness, 13 WREX, 5/5/20

ERBA receives grant for homeless during COVID-19, Effingham Daily News, 5/4/20

Now more than ever, affordable housing is paramount, Crain’s Chicago Business, 4/30/20

Your Stimulus Check Will Cover May Rent, and That’s About It, Chicago Magazine, 4/23/20

State housing alliance regrants $340,000 in coronavirus-related financial aid to agencies helping homeless, Chicago Tribune, 4/22/20

Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund announces second round of grants to nonprofit organizations, 13 WREX, 4/22/20

A Fair Chance at Housing For Those With Records, Shelterforce, 4/13/20

How to find the right homebuying assistance program in Chicago, Curbed Chicago, 3/30/20

The link of housing to health care, The Daily Herald, 3/30/20

Illinois Legislators must address homelessness, housing in coronavirus response, Peoria Journal-Star, 3/23/20

Housing tax credit bills floated to address affordable housing shortage, The Daily Line, 3/13/20

Illinois Eviction Legislation: New and Under Consideration, CBS 2, 3/12/20

Mayor, City Leaders Call On IL Lawmakers To Rein In Reckless Gas Utility Spending, AARP Illinois, 3/12/20

Panel mulls expanded Earned Income Tax Credit, affordable housing, One Illinois, 3/11/20

A correct census is critical for Illinois’ vital services, Chicago Tribune, 3/11/20

Protection against housing discrimination threatened, Chicago Sun-Times, 3/11/20

Illinois needs more affordable housing: study, One Illinois, 3/10/20

Census data impacts housing in Illinois, 23 WIFR, 3/10/20

Advocates Win New Protections from Housing Discrimination in Cook County, Tenant Talk, 2/26/20

Housing Authority of Champaign Holds Panel for Affordable Housing, WAND-TV, 2/25/20

Just Housing on Reset with Jenn White, WBEZ, 1/6/20

Just Housing Amendment Gives Returnees A Fair Chance to Secure Housing, StreetWise, 1/6/20


2019 Media Placements

Chicagoans With Criminal Records Get New Housing Protections In 2020, Newsy, 12/31/19

New housing ordinance to stop discrimination now in effect, The Chicago Crusader, 12/31/19

Inside Public Housing Where Cockroaches Drop From the Wall and Kids are Getting Sick, ProPublica Illinois & The Southern Illinoisan, 12/13/19

Housing Matters, Sound Opinions with WGLT, 10/30/19:

Applying a racial equity framework to ending homelessness in Illinois, Metropolitan Planning Council, 10/25/19

Trump administration moves to weaken fair housing rule, Marketplace, 10/17/19

What you can do to stop the White House from making segregation easier, Chicago Sun-Times, 10/15/19

Federal Housing Agency Seeks To Raise The Bar In Discrimination Cases, WBEZ, 10/15/19

Blocking formerly incarcerated people from obtaining housing is now against Cook County law, Chicago Cityscape, 10/2/19

‘Not-in-my-backyard’ arguments ramp up against proposed Center for Health & Housing, The State Journal-Register, 9/14/19

African Americans more likely to be homeless, One Illinois, 9/10/19

Residents On Center For Health And Housing: ‘Talk To The People In The Community’, NPR Illinois, 8/12/19

Chicago aldermen may raise the minimum wage to $15. But with the city’s cost of living, is that even enough? Chicago Tribune, 7/23/19

What’s It Like to Complete Homebuyer Education?, 7/3/19

$200 Million From Capital Budget To Go For Affordable Housing Projects, NPR Illinois, 7/3/19

Family-sized apartments out of reach for more Illinois residents: report, The Real Deal, 6/19/19

Low-wage workers can’t afford two-bedroom rentals anywhere in Illinois, report says, Curbed Chicago, 6/18/19

The fight for fair-chance housing ordinances, Curbed, 6/12/19

Homeless Shelter Closures, Illinois Public Media’s 21st Show, 5/22/19

New Law Prevents Housing Discrimination Against for Returning Citizens in Cook County, Next City, 5/9/19

Why this landlord is all for Cook County’s ‘just housing’ amendment, Crain’s Chicago Business, 5/9/19

The Fight Over What it Means to Be Homeless—And How That Could Affect Illinois, Illinois Public Media, 4/29/19

County Eases Path to Housing for People with Arrest Records, Austin Weekly News, 4/29/19

Sunday Mornings with Brandon Johnson, WCPT 820, 4/28/19

Cook County makes it illegal to refuse to show or rent property to people with certain criminal records, Chicago Tribune, 4/25/19

Support fair housing, Chicago Tribune, 4/25/19

Advocates Call for Fair Housing Protections for People with Arrest & Conviction Records, The Chicago Citizen, 4/24/19

Affordable Housing, Newsviews, 4/21/19

Time is running out for an affordable housing fix, Crain’s Business Chicago, 4/19/19

Filed Away, South Side Weekly, 4/17/19

Commissioner Johnson pushes for end of housing discrimination against people with arrest records with new ordinance, Chicago Crusader, 4/10/19

North Main Manor: Flood of Water and Resident Concerns, WNIJ, 3/24/19

Ask the Newsroom: Section 8 Housing, Illinois Newsroom, 3/21/19

For Low Wage Workers Housing is Out of Reach, WSIU, 3/19/19

Eviction Record Sealing Measure Advances, NPR Illinois, 3/18/19

Report: Illinois’ Poorest Live on Unstable Ground, Public News Service, 3/18/19

Legislation aims to tame “Wild West” nature of land contracts, The Indiana Lawyer, 3/6/19

Homeless prevention is a practical investment for Illinois, State Journal-Register, 2/17/19

Peoria councilwoman looks to focus on affordable housing, Peoria Journal-Star, 2/5/19

Health officials request funds to counteract lead poisoning, State Journal-Register, 2/4/19

New Illinois rules aim to prevent childhood lead poisoning. But will there be money to implement them? The Southern Illinoisan, 2/3/19

How Government Shutdown Impacts Public Housing, Low-Income Families, WBEZ’s Morning Shift, 1/23/19

Let’s Achieve MLK’s Fair Housing Dream, The Progressive, 1/16/19

Illinois can be a leader in preventing lead poisoning, Crain’s Chicago Business, 1/14/19


2018 Media Placements

Merriam-Webster Names ‘Justice’ the Word of the Year: Here’s Why It Was Such an Important Word in Chicago in 2018, Make It Better, 12/17/18

Illinois Cities Getting Federal Funds to Help People Find Quality Housing, CBS 2 Chicago, 10/16/18

Midland States Bank promotes David Noble, Effingham Daily News, 10/16/18

New housing department: solution to crisis or election ploy? Gazette Chicago, 8/6/18

Working hard, but still out of reach: One couple’s story of struggle to find affordable local housing, Kendall County Record, 8/2/18

Eviction Filings Hurt Tenants, Even If They Win, Shelterforce, 7/30/18

Priced out? Study puts Kendall County rents highest in state, Kendall County Record, 7/18/18

Rockford has highest eviction rates in Illinois, 23 WIFR, 7/12/18

Rockford leads the state in evictions, 12 WREX, 7/12/18

Boxed In, One Illinois, 6/21/18

Report Targets Unaffordability Of Rent For Minimum Wage Earners, WUIS/NPR Illinois, 6/19/18

Rent out of reach for many in Peoria, Peoria Journal Star, 6/15/18

Evictions in Decatur: Local Rate is Double Statewide Rate, The 21st Show/Illinois Public Media, 5/23/18

Sealing Eviction Filings Could Protect Tenants’ Rights, Advocates Argue, WUIS/NPR Illinois, 5/17/18

Homebuyer help: Local housing partnership offers affordable home options for low-income residents, St. Louis Public Radio, 5/1/18

Southern Illinois Public Housing, The 21st Show/Illinois Public Media, 5/1/18

Report Backs Bill to Hold Eviction Data, StreetWise, 4/16/18

Failed eviction attempts wouldn’t haunt tenants under proposed state law, Chicago Reader, 3/19/18

Building Affordable Housing Just Got That Much Harder, Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University, 3/8/18

Thousands Waiting for Affordable Housing in Champaign County, CU-CitizenAccess, 2/1/18


2017 Media Placements

Putting People First, CAN TV, 9/22/17

‘Everything’s in Danger’: Illinois Approaches 3rd Year Without Budget, The New York Times, 6/30/17

Minimum Wage Workers Struggle to Pay Rent in Illinois, Illinois Public Media, 6/30/17

Study Finds Rent Unaffordable For Low Income Workers, NPR Illinois, 6/20/17

Affordable housing is an upward climb for minimum wage workers, Speaking Chicago, 6/14/17

Why renters are falling behind, Daily Journal, 6/9/17

Report: For Minimum Wage Workers, Affordable Housing ‘Out of Reach’, WTTW Chicago Tonight, 6/8/17

Advocates: Low-income housing rehabilitation programs provide more than short-term help, Southern Illinoisan, 6/1/17

Community groups come together to take action against homelessness, Columbia Chronicle, 3/27/17

Housing groups warn some ‘could end up losing their homes’ if vouchers cut, Chicago Tribune, 3/24/17

Taking Action to End Homelessness, CAN TV, 3/24/17

Affordable Housing, ABC 7 Newsviews, 3/19/17

Report: Impoverished Households Face ‘Critical’ Rental Shortage, WTTW Chicago Tonight, 3/6/17

Illinois’ Poorest Households Face Severe Shortage of Available, Affordable Housing, Reboot Illinois, 3/3/17

What’s at stake for Chicago and Illinois under President Trump, Chicago Reporter, 1/20/17

Facing Budget Impasse and Ben Carson, Housing Advocates Press On, Chicago Magazine, 1/11/17



2016 Media Placements

Day center services’ pros, cons debated in Springfield, State Journal Register, 12/10/16

Homeless Groups to Counter-Program Rauner on Facebook, Capitol Fax, 12/1/16

Make Room Campaign, StreetWise, 11/8/16

Focus on Tomorrow with Housing Action Illinois, CAN TV, 6/14/16

Wage gap puts housing out of reach for many Illinois residents, Kendall County Chronicle, 6/10/16

Affordable housing out of reach for many in Illinois, Chicago Citizen, 6/7/16

New U.S. report shows hurdles for low income renters to find affordable housing, Chicago Examiner, 6/6/16

Renting a Chicago apartment becoming less affordable, study says, Chicago Tribune, 5/25/16

Illinois Renters Must Earn Nearly $20 An Hour To Afford A Modest Two-Bedroom Apartment, Report Finds, Progress Illinois, 5/25/16

New Report by Chicago Urban League Highlights Housing Segregation, Chicago Examiner, 4/21/16

Judge Orders Compensation For Elderly Black Victims Of Reverse Mortgage Scam, Chicago Reporter, 01/28/16

ISU Grad Student Helps Others Find Affordable Housing, ISU News, 01/25/16