Posts in Fair Housing
Our Chicago: Community Summit to Reflect on 50 Years of the Fair Housing Act

April 2018 marks 50 years since the passage of the federal Fair Housing Act. In light of this historic milestone, six organizations are convening a one-day community summit at Roosevelt University on April 28 called Our Chicago: The Fight and Future of Fair Housing at 50. We recently took a step back from the logistical work to reflect on the significance of the occasion with our colleagues, Amrita Narasimhan and Barbara Barreno-Paschall.

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Fair HousingTimna Axel
Community Organizations Sue Cook County Assessor’s Office for Discrimination Against Hispanic and African-American Homeowners in Property Tax Assessments

The complaint asks the court to declare the Cook County Assessor’s assessment system unlawful, and to order Berrios’ office to adopt and implement a fair, accurate, transparent, lawful, and nondiscriminatory system. It also seeks the appointment of an independent monitor to oversee the process.

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Fair HousingTimna Axel