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File #: 21-0573    Version: 1
Type: Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/24/2021 In control: Human Rights and Fair Housing Commission
On agenda: 5/3/2021 Final action:
Title: Receive report on Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) Action Items and Committees and direct staff accordingly
Attachments: 1. AI Action Plan - 2020-2021 Priority Committees
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HUMAN RIGHTS AND FAIR HOUSING COMMISSION AGENDA ITEM

 

ACTION REQUESTED:
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Receive report on Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) Action Items and Committees and direct staff accordingly

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DEPARTMENT:                     City Clerk’s Office

 

SUBMITTED BY:                     Ruth Broder, CDBG Coordinator

 

BOARD/COMMISSION REVIEW:
N/A

 

BACKGROUND:

In July 2020, the Human Rights and Fair Housing Commission (then the Housing Advisory Commission) voted to prioritize the following AI Action Items:

 

1.                     1B - Contract with a Qualified Fair Housing Enforcement Organization to conduct paired real estate testing in the rental market based on source of income, disability and race

 

2.                     1C - Contract with a Qualified Fair Housing Enforcement Organization to conduct paired real estate testing in the rental market based on source of income, disability and race

 

3.                     2A - Develop and implement a Language Access Plan

 

4.                     3C (removed)

 

5.                     4A - Work with social service providers to better understand transportation needs

 

6.                     4B - Establish a formal policy of encouraging local units of local government and social services agencies to locate public service facilities on bus lines

 

7.                     4C - Work with Chicago RTA and PACE to coordinate future route development with affordable housing review/approval

 

DISCUSSION:

In order to support staff where feasible, two-person subcommittees were created. Implementation was paused to allow for the transition of the Housing Advisory Commission to the Human Rights and Fair Housing Commission, new member appointments, and selection of new staff.

 

Mercedes Haber-Kovach and Linda Wilhelm’s assignments can be assigned to other commissioners who are interested in volunteering.