Rep. Delia Ramirez
Full-time legislator; social service administrator, community organizer, and policy advocate; B.A. in Justice Studies from Northeastern Illinois University; former founding executive director of the Center for Changing Lives; former board chair of Latin United Community Housing Association and Logan Square Neighborhood Association; daughter of immigrant parents, and the first Guatemalan-American to serve in the Illinois General Assembly.
Ramírez fought to create an Emergency Housing Relief Program and now hosts Virtual Housing Assistance Fair in Advance of Grant Application Openings
CHICAGO, Ill. – With the steadfast work of housing advocates and state legislators this past legislative session, The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) effective now will aid homeowners and renters who have lost income due to COVID-19 will soon be open for...
Ramirez Champions Measures Expanding Access to Healthcare Coverage for Immigrant Senior Citizens, Celebrates Gov. Pritzker Signing into Law
CHICAGO – Fighting for equal access to comprehensive, affordable healthcare for all, state Rep. Delia Ramirez, D-Chicago, championed House Bill 4891, in collaboration with Sen. Omar Aquino, D-Chicago, who introduced Senate Bill 3733, Healthy Illinois for All, to expand access to state health coverage for undocumented persons in Illinois. While these proposals were not considered during the emergency legislative session, language from this bill was included in the state’s budget implementation plan (HB357) to expand Medicaid coverage to undocumented seniors. This expansion was signed into law by Governor Pritzker on June 10, 2020.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Delia C. Ramirez, D-Chicago, released the following statement at the adjournment of a special legislative session in which she worked to provide necessary resources for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic:
SPRINGFIELD – State Rep. Delia C. Ramirez, D-Chicago, is proud to announce the creation of a fund to provide emergency rental and mortgage assistance grants to tenants and homeowners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The General Assembly appropriated $396 million for this fund during the emergency legislative session. The funding will primarily be used to provide assistance to tenants unable to cover their rent or homeowners unable to make mortgage payments.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s recent threats that he will withhold COVID-19 related economic relief from states that do not comply with his extreme anti-immigrant agenda:
Ramirez Advocates for Public Health during COVID-19, Provides Hand Sanitizer to Local Businesses and Non-Profits
CHICAGO – In response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, state Rep. Delia Ramirez, D-Chicago, and Alderman LaSpata collaborated with Rincon Family Services to reach out to local businesses and non-profit organizations to provide hand sanitizers and information on the upcoming 2020 Census.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s recent announcement that he will suspend immigration into the U.S. due to the COVID-19 pandemic:
Ramirez Honors Child Abuse Prevention Month, Highlights Urgency of Protecting Children amid COVID-19
CHICAGO – To highlight April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, State Rep. Delia Ramirez, D-Chicago, as acting chair of the House Adoption and Child Welfare Committee, is amplifying child abuse and domestic violence hotlines during the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) outbreak.
CHICAGO – The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus released the following statement amid Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s “stay at home” order, urging local families to contact their constituent service offices via phone or email in order to continue connecting them to resources, as well as to follow the recommendations of medical experts.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Delia Ramirez, D-Chicago, is urging residents to help protect their health and the well-being of their neighbors by staying informed with accurate and up-to-date information and following guidelines from public health experts on the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease) pandemic provided on official websites for the State of Illinois and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.