Tag Archives: fair housing

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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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

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

Cook County wants to do away with source of income discrimination against HUD section 8 tenants

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