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Prevent Homeowner displacement  in cook county 

Thank to all organizations who endorsed this legislation!

The inclusion of owner-occupied homes in the Cook County annual tax sale puts people, especially seniors and those with disabilities, at risk of losing their home solely for delinquent property taxes purchased by investors motivated by profit, without regard for the long-term impact on families and communities. Black and Brown homeowners and communities are especially negatively impacted, as the current system makes it harder for households to transfer wealth, contributing to the racial wealth and homeownership gaps.

SB 74 as amended, create a State Task Force to study and make recommendations for the implementation of a payment plan option to divert delinquent owner-occupied properties from the annual tax sale. The group will produce an implementation report in late 2023.

Thanks to our chief sponsors, Representative Debbie Meyers-Martin and Senator Robert Peters

2022 Annual Tax Sale Impact on Cook County 


Thank you to our Organizational Endorsers!


Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban

Cook County
Baldwin Media Group
BEDS Plus Care Inc.
Business & Professional People for the Public

CEDA (Community & Economic Development

Association of Cook County) Center for Changing Lives
Center for Disability & Elder Law Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance Chicago Coalition for the Homeless Chicago Community Loan Fund Chicago Community Trust

Chicago Housing Initiative
Chicago Rehab Network
Citizen Action Illinois
Communities Organized to Win Communities United
Community Investment Corporation Connections for the Homeless Cook County Treasurer's Office Elements Consulting

Englewood Real Estate Development Corp Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project Garfield Park Community Council
Gilead Management

Habitat for Humanity Chicago
Habitat for Humanity Chicago South Suburbs

Health & Medicine Policy Research Group Heartland Alliance
HOPE Fair Housing Center
House 2 Home LLC

Housing Action Illinois
Illinois Legal Aid Online
Impact Behavioral Health Partners Jeremiah Community Renewal
Latino Policy Forum
Law Center for Better Housing
Legal Action Chicago
Legal Aid Society
Metropolitan Family Services
Metropolitan Planning Council
Metropolitan Tenants Organization
National Public Housing Museum Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago New America Chicago
Northwest Compass, Inc.
Northwest Side Housing Center
Operation Neighborhood Safety
Pilsen Alliance
R.A.G.E. Englewood

Rebuilding Together Metro Chicago
Resident Association of Greater Englewood South Shore Works Planning and Preservation

South Suburban Housing Center
South Suburban Mayors and Managers

South Suburban PADS
Southwest Organizing Project
Spanish Coalition for Housing (SCH) Teamwork Englewood
The Chicago Community Trust
The Network Advocating Against Domestic

The Rebirth of Greater Roseland The Renaissance Collaborative The Resurrection Project Universal Housing Solutions CDC Uptown People's Law Center Woodstock Institute
Working Family Solidarity
Z Financial LLC

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