Kate Walz, Vice President of Advocacy, advocates on behalf of low-income individuals living in or in need of public, subsidized, or affordable housing. She has served as counsel in a variety of litigation aimed at preserving public and subsidized housing, enforcing fair housing laws, and protecting the housing rights of tenants. Kate also spearheads housing policy work for the Shriver Center and has successfully passed legislation protecting low-income renters facing condominium conversion, experiencing violence, seeking to improve housing conditions, and shielding juvenile court information from the eviction process. She is the co-coordinator of the Safe Homes Initiative, a project aimed at ensuring that survivors of domestic and sexual violence have access to safe, decent, and affordable housing.
While natural disasters do not discriminate, their long-term impact disproportionately falls on low-income communities of color.
Where the City of Chicago invests resources matters.
The Trump Administration’s rescission proposal is just its latest attack on low-income and working people.
People with records, like everyone else, deserve a place to call home.
Crime-free nuisance ordinances do not make communities safer.
It’s worth setting the record straight about the programs that play such a crucial role in the day-to-day lives of millions of low-income households.