Action Alert: March 30, 2022


March 30, 2022 | by Emma Olson

Witness Slips Needed for Important Illinois Housing Bill

Support HB 2775 – Source of Income Housing Protections

[Take immediate action: Use this link to file a witness slip as a proponent of HB 2775]

The bill to create statewide source of income (SOI) housing protections, HB 2775, has been assigned to the Senate Executive Committee for a hearing TODAY, March 30th, at 2pm.

This legislation will create statewide anti-discrimination housing protections in Illinois by making it illegal for landlords to refuse to rent to individuals or families solely for using public benefits, including rental subsidies, or other legal, non-wage income, such as social security, to pay for rent.

This is the closest we’ve gotten to passing statewide source of income protections in Illinois.

While the support has been strong, the next step is to demonstrate that there are hundreds of proponents of the bill to get it over the finish line.

What we need now:

Please show your support by filing an online witness slip as a proponent of HB 2775. Here’s how to fill out the witness slip:

Section One – Identification

  • Enter your name, address, city, and zip code
  • For Firm/Business/Agency: enter Self
  • For Title: enter None
  • Enter your email address and phone number

Section Two – Representation

  • Enter Self

Section Three – Position

  • Select “Original Bill” and then mark that you are a “Proponent.”

Section Four – Testimony

  • Select “Record of Appearance Only”

Submit Slip

  • Agree to the ILGA terms of use and click “create slip.”


You can also message Illinois legislators in support of these protections! You can still do that here.