Illinois REALTORS® participate in the Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing

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Samples of information shared with visitors at the trade expo.

Housing Opportunity Working Group Chair Sarah Ware, Housing Policy Advisor Sharon Gorrell and Assistant Director of Government Affairs Mike Scobey represented the Illinois REALTORS® at the 2016 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing last week in Chicago.



The three attended a series of panel discussions and presentations related to fair housing, affordable housing development and housing finance.  They also hosted a booth at the trade expo to share the value of home ownership and an informed consumer by highlighting the non-profit, educational organization known as the “Real Property Alliance.



This organization and website were launched 2015, and the Illinois REALTORS® will continue to promote the site to external partners and the public in an effort to increase awareness on important issues related to property ownership and cost.  Some highlights are housing market data, information on property taxes, home rule government and access to many resources on a broad range of topics affecting property rights and costs.



The conference was co-hosted by the Illinois Housing Council and the Illinois Housing Development Authority.

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