For more than 35 years, CAFHA has spearheaded the movement to dismantle racial segregation in Chicago and surrounding communities. Over the years, we have steadily grown and diversified our member base, staff capacity and resources to more effectively advocate for structural change through policy innovation. Today, we are more committed than ever to advocating for expanded housing opportunities, combating housing discrimination, and reversing intentional patterns of disinvestment in communities of color.
ADVANCING HOUSING JUSTICE
CAFHA a leading voice on housing policy and takes an intersectional approach to its analysis of affordable housing programs, existing laws and proposed legislation.
CAFHA conducts innovative research with a racial equity lens to shed light on housing opportunities lost through racist policies of the past and suggests pathways for restoration.
BROAD-BASED COALITION BUILDING
CAFHA builds coalitions centered in the leadership of those who are directly impacted by longstanding housing discrimination. We bring together a variety of experts and encourage diverse perspectives.
CAFHA provides training and capacity-building to mobilize members into action and turn policy solutions into viable, on-the-ground efforts that support our goals.