RECENT
ACCOMPLISHMENTS

CAFHA is committed to defining housing initiatives that advance housing justice and are inclusive of directly impacted persons. Together with an array of partners, CAFHA has made great strides in achieving more equitable housing opportunities.

COOK COUNTY RENTER PROTECTIONS

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FAIR HOUSING COMPLIANCE

CAFHA led the joint filing of a HUD  fair housing complaint against the City of Chicago  for maintaining residential segregation and limiting housing choice based on race, disability and family status. 

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IMPACTFUL RESEARCH

CAFHA partnered with Shriver Center for Poverty Law to launch A CITY FRAGMENTED: - How Race, Power, and Aldermanic Prerogative Shape Chicago's Neighborhoods. This first-of-its-kind report highlights the current mechanics and impacts of aldermanic prerogative within a civil rights legal framework. The findings demonstrate that the City of Chicago has neglected to fulfill its civil rights obligations by failing to ensure a fair balance of power that allows for the development of equitable family affordable housing.

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CAFHA published new research highlighting the underutilization of Homeownership Programs offered by Public Housing Authorities.

COOK COUNTY ASSESSMENT ON FAIR HOUSING

CAFHA led community engagement for the first-of-its-kind planning effort, convening 13 jurisdictions and 6 regional public housing authorities to devise solutions to the most pressing fair housing issues.