Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance


The Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance (CAFHA) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit consortium of fair housing and advocacy organizations, government agencies, and municipalities committed to the value of fair housing, diversity, and integration. 


CAFHA works to combat housing discrimination and promote integrated communities of opportunity through education, advocacy, and collaborative action.


CAFHA generates awareness and appreciation for the multi-faceted benefits of resilient, diverse communities. CAFHA and its membership base are active on all fronts of the fair housing movement, including:

  • Education, advocacy, and affirmatively furthering fair housing
  • Fair housing enforcement and impact litigation
  • Targeted investment and political empowerment of chronically underserved communities


Policy & Advocacy

CAFHA monitors fair housing developments nationally and locally, advocating for strengthened fair housing protections and furthering equitable place-based opportunity.

Through CAFHA’s membership and membership committees, CAFHA provides the forum and technical assistance for rapid, responsive coalition building around some of the region’s most pressing fair housing issues.

CAFHA crafts policy initiatives and supports the policy endeavors of member agencies.


CAFHA engages a diverse group of stakeholders from advocates and policy & legal experts to local governments and regional planning organizations providing fair housing education, avenues for collaboration, and opportunities for networking and information sharing.

CAFHA’s bi-monthly membership meetings occur on the first Wednesday of every other month. The 2016 Membership Meeting schedule:

  • February 3rd, 9:30-11:30am
  • April 6th, 9:30-11:30am
  • June 1st, 9:30-11:30am
  • August 3rd, 9:30-11:30am
  • October 5th, 9:30-11:30am
  • December 7th, 9:30-11:30am
Training & Technical Assistance
  • CAFHA provides training and technical assistance to a wide array of stakeholders (County, municipalities, housing providers, developers, housing counselors, and organizers) on fair housing and affirmatively furthering fair housing.