BERWYN, IL. –  To help tackle the persistent and growing housing crisis, State Representative Abdelnasser Rashid (D-Bridgeview) passed legislation to improve planning for affordable housing in Illinois.

“Residents should not continue to be priced out of the communities in which they live,” said Rep. Rashid. “Increasing the supply of affordable housing benefits not only individuals and families, but it also strengthens our communities and our economy.”

Senate Bill 1476, introduced by Sen. Ann Gillespie, strengthens requirements for affordable housing plans submitted by municipalities, amends standards for filing an appeal to the State Housing Appeals Board, and updates composition of the board

The State Housing Appeals Board has had no chairperson for two-and-half years, and hasn’t met since 2018. This legislation will change that.

“The changes to the Affordable Housing Planning and Appeal Act will make important improvements to the affordable housing planning process. This legislation is an important step forward as we aim to meet the need for affordable housing and rental units across our state,” said. Rep. Rashid

Senate Bill 1476 passed the House on Monday and moves to the Senate for concurrence.


Rep. Abdelnasser RashidRep. Abdelnasser Rashid

21st District

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Berwyn, IL 60402