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 Coalition includes Kenwood-Oakland Community Organization | Chicago Democratic Socialists of America | Lugenia Burns Hope Center | Northside Action for Justice | ONE Northside | Pilsen Alliance | Access Living | Action Now | Autonomous Tenants Union | Chicago Housing Initiative | Chicago Teachers’ Union | Coalition for Equitable Community Development | Common Cause Illinois | Horizontal | Jane Addams Senior Caucus | Lawyers Committee for Better Housing | Manufactured Home Owners Association of Illinois | Manufactured Housing Action | Metropolitan Tenants Organization | Northwest Side Housing Center | People for Community Recovery | SEIU Health Care IL/IN | SEIU Local 1 | Somos Logan Square | The Community Law Project | 33rd Ward IPO | 12th Ward IPO | 25th Ward IPO | 22nd Ward IPO | Unéte (formerly known as Little Village Community Development Committee) | United Neighbors 35 | United Working Families | Westside Health Authority  | AFGE Local 7 | Chicago Tenants Movement