In the Media

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


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


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


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


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