The Just Housing Initiative is a coalition of individuals with arrest and conviction records, social service providers, community organizers, legal and policy experts, housing and criminal justice advocates who have come together to address housing barriers faced by individuals with arrest and conviction records. Organizations who support our initiative include:

Access Living
ACLU of Illinois
Alexian Brothers Housing and Health Alliance
All Chicago
Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County
Apna Ghar
Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Chicago
Assata’s Daughters
Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park
Beds Plus
Bethel New Life
Block Together
Breakthrough Urban Ministries
Business and Professional People for the Public Interest
Cabrini Green Legal Aid
Catholic Charities
Charles P. Fischbach, Former Commissioner, City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations
Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression
Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice
Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
Chicago Community Bond Fund
Chicago Council of Lawyers
Chicago House and Social Service Agency
Chicago Jobs Council
Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Chicago Urban League
Claretian Associates
Coalition for Equitable Community Development
Community Renewal Society
Connections for the Homeless
Connections of Illinois
Communities United
Corporation for Supportive Housing
Deborah’s Place
Evanston Northshore NAACP
EZRA Multi-Service Center
Facing Forward to End Homelessness
Faith Community Homes
Fellowship Housing
First Congregational UCC, Evanston
First Unitarian Criminal Justice Task Force
Ford Heights Community Service Organization
Greater West Town Training Partnership
Growing Home Inc.
Health and Medicine Policy Research Group
Heartland Alliance for Human Rights and Human Needs
HOPE Fair Housing Center
Housing Action Illinois
Housing Choice Partners
Housing Forward
Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly (H.O.M.E.)
Housing Taskforce
Illinois Conference of the United Church of Christ
Illinois Consortium on Drug Policy at Roosevelt University
Impact Behavioral Health Partners
Independent Voters of Illinois- Independent Precinct Organization
Inspiration Corporation
Interfaith Coalition Against Racism
James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy
Jane Adams Senior Caucus
Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
John Howard Association of Illinois
John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Clinic
Journeys: The Road Home
Justice and Witness Ministry, of the Chicago Metropolitan Association, United Church of Christ
Kenwood Oakland Community Organization
Latino Policy Forum
Latin United Community Housing Association (LUCHA)
Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing
Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services
Lincoln Park Community Services
Mental Health America of Illinois
Mental Health Summit
Metropolitan Planning Council
Metropolitan Tenants Organization
Mothers Against Senseless Killings
Northside Housing and Supportive Services
NAMI Chicago
National Fair Housing Alliance
National Housing Law Project
Nehemiah Trinity Rising
Northwest Compass
Northwest Side Housing Center
Northwestern Rethink Relink Chicago!
Oak Park Regional Housing Center
ONE Northside
Open Communities
People for Community Recovery
Progress Center for Independent Living
Project Irene
Respond Now
Restaurant Opportunities Center
Restore Justice
Safer Foundation
Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
SEIU Healthcare Illinois
South Suburban Housing Center
South Suburban PADS
Southside Together Organizing for Power (STOP)
Southwest Organizing Project
Strengthening Chicago’s Youth
Supportive Housing Providers Association of Illinois
TASC, Inc.
The Center of Concern
The Next Movement
The Resurrection Project
Together We Cope
Uptown People’s Law Center
United Congress of Community and Religious Organizations
Westside Health Authority
Women’s Justice Initiative
Woodstock Institute
Working Family Solidarity

If your organization cares about helping people with records find a place to call home, contact