Category Archives: Fair Housing

Cook County’s Just Housing Amendment is SCARY!!!!!

Consider how the Cook County Just Housing Amendment will actually work to force landlords to rent to criminals

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Cook County Issues Yet Another Set of Just Housing Rules

Cook County releases October 23, 2019 landlord enforcement rules for the Just Housing Amendment for criminal background checks on tenants

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Alderman Propose Chicago Landlords Protect Immigrants

City makes landlords bear the brunt of “Sanctuary City” status It was reported in the Chicago Sun Times last week that Chicago would impose obligations on landlords to help illegal immigrants affected by the Trump executive order repealing DACA. Last … Continue reading

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Amendment to Chicago Fair Housing approved by Committee on Human Relations and new tenant right to claim retaliation

Law expands protected class to veterans and adds right to retaliation claim for any fair housing proceeding Yesterday, the Chicago City Council’s Committee on Human Relations approved an amendment to the Chicago Fair Housing and Human Rights Ordinance proposed by … Continue reading

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Supreme Court upholds disparate impact claims in Fair Housing cases

a court can look to the consequences of a landlord’s action rather than making a determination as to the actor’s intent in fair housing

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Landlords need to know Chicago and Illinois expansions of Fair Hosuing Protected Classes!

Tenant alleges gender identity discrimination in Rogers Park Windy City Times reports that a transgender tenant in Rogers Park has brought a fair housing complaint against her landlord with the Chicago Commission on Human Relations.  The complaint alleges that the … Continue reading

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Prediction for 2014: Illinois landlords better learn the fair housing laws!

Illinois landlords will need to learn to comply with fair housing laws prohibiting illegal discrimination in rental housing

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NEW LAW: Cook County landlords cannot discriminate based on Section 8 participation

Cook County Illinois landlords cannot refuse to participate in Section 8 or face fair housing violation for source of income discrimination

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UPDATE: Cook County Section 8 amendment

On May 8, 2013, the Cook County Board will once again take up the topic of amending the Human Right’s Ordinance to make it a fair housing violation (for source of income discrimination) for a Cook County landlord to refuse … Continue reading

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Maximum Occupancy Restrictions and the Illinois Landlord

Can Chicago landlords set reasonable occupancy standards for maximum renters?

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