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Housing Commission

  • 6:30 PM
  • First Wednesday of each month
  • City Hall 
    1707 St. Johns Ave.
    Highland Park, IL 60035
  • Isis Fernandez Sykes, Chair - Term expires 2025
  • Luis Miguel Gonzalez Rosas, Vice Chair - Term expires 2025
  • Ashbey Beasley, Term expires 2027
  • Marcia Bernstein - Term expires 2025
  • Sherri Farris - Term expires 2026
  • Elizabeth Shapiro Kopin - Term expires 2027
  • Jeremy Rosen - Term expires 2027
  • Rati Akash, Staff Liaison
  • Zubin Coleman, Housing Planner
  • Councilmember Blumberg, City Council Liaison
  • Councilmember Tapia, Alternate Council Liaison
  • Anastasia Bichkevskaya, Student Representative -  Through 5/2024
  • Luke Byrnes, Student Representative - Through 6/2025

The Housing Commission consists of seven members, all of whom are appointed by the mayor with the consent of the City Council. An additional member is a non-voting ex officio representative of the City Council. The seven members are Highland Park residents and are appointed for terms of four years and may be reappointed to a second consecutive four-year term. No commission member may serve for more than two full consecutive terms. Each commission member also serves on the Board of Directors of each of the four housing associations. 

The Highland Park Housing Commission was created in 1973 to encourage and engage in the development of low-and moderate-income housing. Currently, the commission owns and manages senior and family rental affordable housing and works closely with Community Partners for Affordable Housing, which offers affordable home ownership and rental opportunities. 

The Commission strives to develop affordable housing opportunities, administers the City’s Housing Trust Fund to provide financial resources for affordable housing activities, oversees the City’s Inclusionary Housing program and other housing initiatives and makes recommendations to the City Council on policy matters and programs related to affordable housing.

Contact Information

More information about housing resources, programs, and initiatives is available on the Planning Division's Housing page.

For more information, please contact Senior Planner Rati Akash at 847.926.1856 or at or Zubin Coleman at 847.926.1853 or by email at