On Thursday, April 7th, HB2775 passed the House Housing Committee with 62 yes votes! Our efforts do pay off! Below is a statement from the Illinois Coalition for Fair Housing, released that day. (As a reminder, Park Ridge was one of the first suburbs in Cook County to list, in their Fair Housing Ordinance, Source of Income as a protected class. That and the complete overhaul of our Fair Housing Ordinance was one thing that the Fair Housing Commission accomplished long ago when Kristin and Nan were on the Commission.)
Dear Friends and Colleagues:
As many of you may know by now, HB2775 passed the House Housing Committee this morning with 14 yes votes by all the Democratic members. What we didn’t expect was for the bill to be called before the full House early this evening. Just a few minutes ago, we witnessed the passing of HB2775 passed with 62 yes votes!
The Illinois Coalition for Fair Housing would like to thank all community leaders, endorsing organizations, members of the Coalition and their staff, friends, colleagues and all other supporters for your support, commitment and overall amazing work in-person, on the phone, and online to bring an end to source of income discrimination in Illinois.
We are so very proud of all the efforts made on every front. We are also very appreciative of Representative Ford and Senator Villivalam (and their staff) for their steadfast leadership and enduring support for statewide source of income protections. Thank you to all the legislators who showed their commitment to fair housing by co-sponsoring and voting yes on this bill.