Virtual Event Calendar
& Sign Up Information

COVID-19 UPDATE: For the safety of our clients, staff, and community, we are administering educational webinars in place of in-person events. Use our Events Calendar to find upcoming event / training information, registration, and previous events now available to watch online. Click here if you are looking for homebuyer education courses.

Housing Rights for Persons with Arrests & Convictions

Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Time: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. CT

Join SSHC, Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance, Uptown People’s Law Center, and Prairie State Legal Services for this educational webinar. We’ll discuss:

  • Protections under the Just Housing Amendment & Illinois Human Rights Act
  • Where to get legal help for sealing and expunging records
  • Where to get support with fair housing issues

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Foreclosure Prevention Virtual Workshop

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. CT

Are you struggling to make mortgage payments or facing foreclosure?

Join to hear what options are available, taught by SSHC HUD-approved mortgage distress housing counselors.

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Renters Rights in Cook County

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CT

Are you a renter in Cook County?

Join SSHC, Cook County Commission on Human Rights, and Metropolitan Family Services Legal Aid Society on Zoom for our Renters Rights in Cook County Webinar. We’ll cover new fair housing protections in Cook County, your rights during an eviction, and court-based rental assistance.

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Trainings and Events Now Available to Watch Anytime:

Fair Housing & the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CT

Did you know that the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) provides housing protections for survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, and more? Join SSHC and The Network to learn about fair housing rights, VAWA protections, & how to get help (or refer clients) at our upcoming webinar

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The Network is a group of 40+ member organizations dedicated to improving the lives of those impacted by gender-based violence through education, public policy, and advocacy, and connecting community members with direct service providers. Get help here: https://the-network.org/get-help/

How to Search for Housing in a Digital World

Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. CT

SSHC will hold a series of events centered on educating individuals on how to use the internet to find new housing. Join us Wednesday, November 2 for this guide on finding your next apartment or home, plus how to avoid rental scams and fair housing basics.
Need help signing up?
Email mackenzie@southsuburban.net or call (708) 957-4674 ext. 108 for assistance.

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How to Recognize & Report Appraisal Bias

Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. CT


Join South Suburban Housing Center and Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago on December 8 to learn how to prepare for the appraisal process, recognize appraisal discrimination, and report it if it happens to you or your client.
Need help signing up?
Email mackenzie@southsuburban.net or call (708) 957-4674 ext. 108 for assistance.

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Housing Rights for Persons with Arrests and Convictions

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Time: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. CT

Did you know people with arrests and convictions have fair housing rights under Illinois and Cook County laws? Sign up today for this training on the Just Housing Amendment and Illinois Human Rights Act, as well as crime-free and nuisance-free ordinances, presented in collaboration with Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance. We are also happy to announce that Shriver Center on Poverty Law and Legal Aid Chicago will join our conversation!

Click Here to Watch the Recording on Zoom

How to Search for Housing in a Digital World

Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. CT

SSHC will hold a series of events centered on educating individuals on how to use the internet to find new housing. Join us Wednesday, September 7 for this guide on finding your next apartment or home, plus how to avoid rental scams and fair housing basics.
Need help signing up?
Email mackenzie@southsuburban.net or call (708) 957-4674 ext. 108 for assistance.

Click Here to Watch the Recording on Zoom

Accessible Design for Multi-Family Buildings

Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. CT

Are you a multi-family building developer, architect, or builder? Or do you work in a municipal building or community development department? Are you a disability rights advocate? RSVP today to learn Fair Housing Act Basics, FHA Accessible Design & Construction Requirements, and Recent Cases & Lessons Learned with Jeffrey Taren, Civil Rights Attorney, Shishido, Taren & Goldsworthy.

Click here to Watch the Recording on Zoom

Addressing the Impact of Suburban Segregation

An SSHC Fair Housing Month Event

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. CT
Watch our 2022 Fair Housing Month virtual event, which explores the historical causes and sociological factors contributing to Chicago’s racially-segregated suburbs. Also discussed are solutions for repairing divisions and the deep disparities impacting communities today.

Click Here to Watch the Recording on Zoom

Affirmatively Further Fair Housing For Local Governments:
Abiding by HUD’s Requirements

Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Time: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. CST
HUD’s fair housing expectations have evolved over time, and it is important that local governments understand their obligations under the law. Join SSHC and Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance for training on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, including best practices and lessons learned for conducting an Assessment of Fair Housing.

Click Here to Watch the Recording on Zoom

Housing Rights & Rental Assistance Webinar

Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Time: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. CDT
Presented by South Suburban Housing Center, Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance, and Housing Choice Partners, this webinar will cover housing rights for Cook County renters utilizing housing subsidies, including Housing Choice Vouchers (formerly Section 8) and Emergency Rental Assistance Programs; gaps in fair housing protections & the advocacy underway to close the gaps; and where to go for help & legal resources.

Click Here to Watch the Recording On-Demand

Fair Housing Disability Rights Webinar

Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. CDT
Presented by South Suburban Housing Center and Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago, this webinar will cover protection for persons with disabilities under fair housing law, including information on reasonable accommodations and modifications, as well as FHA accessible design and construction standards for multi-family buildings compliance.

Click Here to Watch the Recording On-Demand



Need assistance with signing up or have questions about an event?
Contact Mackenzie Dye at (708) 957-4674 ext. 108 or mackenzie@southsuburban.net


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