Continuing Legal Education

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

Online Course


Due to low registration, the onsite/Chicago program has been cancelled; however, the program is still available as a live webcast.

Click here to register for the 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.


Program Coordinators:
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


NOTE: Registration to the CHICAGO program includes access to electronic course materials that will be sent to you via email prior to the seminar. Printed course materials may be purchased for a nominal fee via the registration page. LIVE WEBCAST registrants can access the PDF course materials via the web portal on the day of the seminar.