Since 1985, CAFHA has spearheaded the movement to dismantle racial segregation in housing throughout Chicago and surrounding communities. CAFHA centers its work in the leadership of those directly impacted by longstanding housing discrimination.
CAFHA is a leading voice on housing policy and research, taking an intersectional approach to the analysis of affordable housing programs, existing laws and proposed legislation to further program accessibility and suggest pathways to the restoration of housing opportunities lost through racist policies of the past.
BROAD-BASED COALITION BUILDING
CAFHA mobilizes its members to advocate for policies that help eliminate housing discrimination, and create equitable and affordable housing opportunities. Our consortium brings together diverse perspectives that are inclusive of industry experts, government representatives, advocates and persons with lived experiences.
EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
CAFHA provides expert training and capacity-building opportunities on topics related to fair housing. We are a trusted HUD grantee that works in partnership to provide updates on existing fair housing protections, emerging housing issues, and other related issues affecting our communities. We use a variety of communication tools to share information and amplify fair housing efforts.