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Recently, three unhoused individuals filed a complaint against the city, calling its anti-homeless laws unconstitutional. In Johnson v. Grants Pass, the Supreme Court will determine if the city is violating the Constitution’s Eighth Amendment protection against cruel and unusual punishment when it arrests, fines, and even imprisons people without homes for sleeping outside.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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