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Our 2024 Illinois advocacy agenda supports and protects workers, expands access to health care, promotes inclusive housing, and keeps families strong and stable. 

The summit's three interactive panels examined housing, repairing the child welfare system, and entrepreneurism as a means to building Black wealth.

Before the Pulitzer prize and the MacArthur Genius award, the acclaimed author was a kid who grew up poor in Arizona.

A year ago, Illinois passed a law making it a civil rights violation to deny housing based on an individual's source of income. Housing justice attorney Joerika Stitt looks at the law's impact.

President and CEO Audra Wilson reflects on our history and solutions to advance our shared mission

Background screening practices block many tenants from safe and affordable housing.

Get to know Joerika Stitt, our new staff attorney on the housing team.

Unfair background screening practices create barriers to housing.

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