Fair Housing Month Event

CAFHA’s April 2012 Fair Housing Month Event was a huge success thanks to the participation of our knowledgeable panel guests, an introduction by Attorney General Lisa Madigan, and the over 50 CAFHA members and guests in attendance!

 Attorney General Lisa Madigan stopped by to support our fair housing efforts and provided us with an update on recent foreclosure lawsuits filed by her office, and some of the successful settlements that have already been negotiated.

 Janet Smith, Ph.D., Associate Professor & Co-Director of Voorhees Center, UIC, presented on the soon to be released IHARP report detailing the timely issue of opportunity mapping and what this means for Chicago Metropolitan Area residents. Distinguished panel guests, Maury McGough Director for Region V for HUD, Chris Klepper, Executive Director at HCP of Illinois, and Edward Solan, Executive Director of the Oak Park Housing Authority, weighed in on the implications of the report’s findings and how the findings would be used to evaluate municipalities and assist housing choice voucher holders in their housing searches.

 Follow the link to view presentation:IHARP report mapping opportunity 4-4-12 final