“When families are working long hours but still struggling to access quality, affordable housing, it is clear that something needs to change,” said Buckner. “It is critical that residents in our communities are made aware of their rights and protections with regards to housing.”
Bucker and Tarver’s Fair Housing Town Hall, in partnership the Illinois Human Rights Commission and the Illinois Department of Human Rights will address a variety of topics regarding fair housing protections. Residents who attend will have the opportunity to learn more about Illinois’ fair housing protections, the process of a fair housing investigation and recent policy changes to the Illinois Human Rights Act. The event will take place on Dec. 12 and run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the South Side YMCA. Residents who would like to learn more should reach out to Buckner’s district office at Buckner@Illinois26.com or 773-924-1755.
“Everyone is deserving of a place to call home at a price they can actually afford,” Buckner continued. “As a part of my commitment to build a stronger Illinois, I will continue working to make sure hard-working residents in our communities are being given the tools and information they need to access affordable, quality housing.”
Buckner represents the 26th District, which covers portions of Chicago’s Bronzeville, Gold Coast, Grand Boulevard, Greater Grand Crossing, Hyde Park, Kenwood, Oakland, South Chicago, South Loop, South Shore, Streeterville and Woodlawn.