HB 3227 – Housing as a Human Right
Bill: HB 3227 – Housing as a Human Rightς
Sponsor: Rep. Curtis Tarver, IIς
Coalition: Restoring Rights and Opportunities Coalition of Illinois (RROCI)
CRS Platform: Restoring Opportunities and Justice Reform
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.