Housing Advisory Commission
The Housing Advisory Commission plays an important role in discouraging illegal and unethical housing practices by promoting and encouraging fair housing to all. The commission proposes policies and programs to the City Council to assist all persons, regardless of age, race, color, creed, or income, to have equal opportunity to secure safe and adequate housing within the City. The commission is also responsible for receiving and investigating fair housing complaints within Naperville. At least five of the members shall have professional expertise in the duties of the commission including real estate, business, architecture, community development, property management, senior services, the disabled and financial lending.
Powers and duties of the Housing Advisory Commission are defined in Municipal Code Section 2-5-3.
- Tenants seeking information about “do’s and don’ts” for renting may wish to review the Renter’s Handbook prepared by and made available from Prairie State Legal Services.
- Rental Regulations: The City of Naperville does not currently require the registration or licensing of landlords renting property within City limits. The City has a voluntary Crime-Free Multi-Housing Program. At its August 18, 2015 meeting, the City Council directed staff to continue monitoring the City’s current voluntary program and recommend additional regulatory measures if and when they may be necessary.
The Commission’s regularly scheduled meetings occur the first Monday of every other month at 6:30 p.m. in the Lower Level Meeting Room A of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., Naperville, IL 60540, unless otherwise noted. Additional meetings may be held if needed.
Beginning with the November 6, 2017 meeting, all meeting agendas, packets and minutes for the Housing Advisory Commission are available on the City's Board and Commission Meeting Documents page.
The Commission consists of members generally appointed on the basis of areas of interest or expertise by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. Members serve three year terms or until a successor is appointed. A student representative is also appointed to the Commission and serves a one-year term.