Category Archives: Section 8

Will Chicago Section 8 be Affected by Government Shut-Down?

The Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development released a contingency plan for procedures in the event of a government shut-down.  The 67 page document is complex but it does address, in some small regard, what might happen to Section … Continue reading

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

In a vote being celebrated by Tenant’s rights advocates, the Cook County Board of Commissioners voted yesterday to amend the Cook County Human Rights Ordinance to prohibit landlords from discriminating against tenants who are participating in Section 8 housing choice … Continue reading

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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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Cook County Section 8 update

The Illinois Association of Realtors is reporting that efforts to add Section 8 protection to the Cook County fair housing law seem to have stalled.

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Cook County Section 8 Update

See update It has been reported that the measure introduced today at the Cook County Board Meeting was presented with seven co-sponsors meaning that the amendment is supported by eight commissioners and would need only one more vote to pass.  … Continue reading

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Cook County proposes adding “Section 8” participants to Fair Housing protected classes

See update The housing provisions of the Cook County Human Rights Ordinance (Ordinance No. 93-0-13) are the county equivalent to the federal Fair Housing law.  Currently, the Cook County law prohibits discrimination in housing transactions (for those landlords covered by … Continue reading

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