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Shomer Shelter: Removing Barriers to Housing

March 3 @ 7:00 pm

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Religious Action Center- Illinois (RAC-IL) 2022 Legislative Campaign

Be Part of the Beth Emet Delegation at this important event!

For the current legislative session, RAC-IL will work with the Illinois Coalition for Fair Housing to end source-of-income discrimination in housing. Currently, landlords are able to turn away potential renters simply because they use housing vouchers, Social Security, alimony, child support, or other public benefits. The bill we are working to pass is HB2775. RAC-IL sees turning away rental applicants because of their source of income as a discriminatory practice. This practice disproportionately affects people of color, seniors, veterans, single parents, people living with a disability and people who rely on benefits. This practice is antithetical to our Jewish value that all people should be treated with dignity, justice, and respect. We need to pass this vital legislation.

For more information about the legislation, check out this site.

Please show up at this event to launch our campaign!

Register for the RAC-IL Launch Here

For the past 3 years, Beth Emet has been the leader in turnout for these events. More Beth Emet members have shown up than any other Reform congregation in our state. That’s because Beth Emet members turn out and act on their social justice values. Let’s maintain our position of prominence.

 


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