The lack of affordable housing continues to challenge our communities and impacts a wide spectrum of people – from homeless youth and families to seniors, immigrants, working families, and individuals with disabilities. The need for affordable housing presents different challenges in different locations-- from gentrification in appreciating markets to the need for revitalization and redevelopment in others. Explore a variety of federal, state, and local financing and policy tools (from the City of Chicago’s Affordable Requirements Ordinance to federal and state tax credits) that can be used to create, preserve and expand affordable housing in urban, suburban and rural communities.
Learn about Illinois Appellate Court cases that significantly impact the practice, with important insights for both Petitioner’s and Respondent’s attorneys. Supreme Court Rule 138 and 735 ILCS 5/8-2901 will also be discussed.
What substantive rights are available for undocumented immigrants under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act? Work through practical problems presenting ethical issues for both Petitioner’s and Respondent’s attorneys. Learn how immigration status affects vocational rehabilitation and how those vocational issues influence decisions made by attorneys. Understand the judicial viewpoint about the ethical dilemmas presented by these cases.
Learn about what rights people have, what happens once they are detained by ICE, and what they can do beforehand to protect themselves and their family members. There are several new laws that were passed in Illinois to protect our youth immigrants, including the extension of the short-term guardianship in case parents are detained by ICE and are unavailable.