Lift the Ban Coalition – Who We Are

Formed in 2017, the Lift the Ban Coalition comprises grassroots community groups, political organizations, nonprofits, and unions in Chicago and across the state of Illinois. 

We are renters, homeowners, small landlords, workers, students, seniors, local elected officials, and faith leaders united in the struggle for housing justice. We are a multiracial, multigenerational coalition centering the needs of low-income and working-class families. 

The Lift the Ban Coalition advocates for economic well-being and stability for Illinois’ families through repealing the Rent Control Preemption Act of 1997, and establishing rent control for Illinois residents.

The Lift the Ban Coalition includes:

12th Ward IPO | 22nd Ward IPO | 25th Ward IPO | 33rd Ward IPO | Access Living | Action Now | AFGE Local 0911 | Autonomous Tenants Union | Chicago Democratic Socialists of America | Chicago Housing Initiative | Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law | Chicago Teachers’ Union | Coalition for Equitable Community Development | Common Cause Illinois | Horizontal | Jane Addams Senior Caucus | Kenwood-Oakland Community Organization | Lawyers Committee for Better Housing | Lugenia Burns Hope Center | Manufactured Home Owners Association of Illinois | Manufactured Housing Action | Metropolitan Tenants Organization | Neighbors for Affordable Housing on the Northwest Side | Northside Action for Justice | Northwest Side Housing Center | ONE Northside | People for Community Recovery | Pilsen Alliance | SEIU Health Care IL/IN | SEIU Local 1 | Somos Logan Square | UChicago Against Displacement | Unéte (formerly known as Little Village Community Development Committee) | United Nations Association of Chicago | United Neighbors 35 | United Working Families | Westside Health Authority