SB 1780 (HFA 3) – Housing as a Human Right

Restoring Opportunities and Justice Reform

Restoring Opportunities and Justice Reform

SB 1780 (HFA 3) creates a civil rights violation under the Illinois Human Rights Act to refuse to engage in real estate transactions, or otherwise make housing unavailable to any buyer or renter based on:

  1. An arrest not leading to a finding of guilt;

  2. A juvenile record; or

  3. A criminal history record ordered expunged, sealed, or impounded. 

This bill aligns the housing protections for “arrest records” with the employment provisions of the Illinois Human Rights Act.