Housing Justice v. Housing Injustice: How Unfair Housing Practices Keep Segregation Intact - Part 4: Resources for Rebuilding
April 26, 2017
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. (reception to follow)
2.00 MCLE hours
Presented by Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law
Co-sponsored by Diversity Leadership Council, Women and the Law and Disability Law
Due to low registration, the onsite/Chicago program has been cancelled; however, the program is still available as a live webcast.
Get the information you need regarding anti-discrimination and
consumer protection laws regarding housing and property rights!
In Parts 1-3 of this CLE Housing Justice vs. Housing Injustice Program Series, we covered local, state and federal laws, policies, and agency ‘guidances’ as well as court decisions affecting access to safe and affordable housing. We also discussed their impact on minority communities. This final segment, Part 4, will be devoted to an overview of the issues identified, the obstacles faced by particular populations and, most importantly, plans being implemented to address some of the problems. Useful interventions by government, non-profit organizations and the private sector include: programs for rescuing and reviving neighborhoods decimated by foreclosures and neglect through financial reinvestment; helping young people caught in the criminal justice system to seal or expunge their criminal records so they have a ‘fresh start’ at finding employment and housing; efforts to provide accessible public transportation services to help connect residents with their places of employment and families to their children’s schools; and programs to provide financial assistance for residential access for low and middle-income families, including women and single mothers, persons with disabilities and the elderly, all of whom are more vulnerable to systemic discrimination and neglect. Please join us after the seminar for drinks and hors d’oeuvres.
Sharon L Eiseman, Assistant Attorney General, Chicago
Daniel R. Saeedi, Taft Stettinius and Hollister LLP, Chicago
Part 4 Program Speakers:
Bridget Gainer, Cook County Commissioner – 10th District, Chicago
Steven McKenzie, City of Chicago Law Department of Law, Chicago
Ryann Moran, Cabrini Green Legal Aid, Chicago
Britt Shawver, Housing Opportunities for Women, Chicago
Geoff Smith, DePaul University Institute of Housing Studies, Chicago