HB 3227 – Housing as a Human Right (Rep. Curtis Tarver)

Restoring Opportunities and Justice Reform

Restoring Opportunities and Justice Reform

CRS continues to advocate with the Restoring Rights and Opportunities Coalition of Illinois, a coalition of organizers, advocates who have experienced the criminal system, and policy folks from Cabrini Green Legal Aid, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, Community Renewal Society and Heartland Alliance. In 2019, RROCI is championing:

HB 3227 –The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released guidance that the use of arrest records has a disproportionate and discriminatory impact on people of color. This bill will prohibit landlords from using arrest or juvenile records (as well as records ordered expunged, sealed or impounded) in their decision making. It also aligns human rights protections in housing with Illinois law which has existing provisions for employment.