SOURCE OF INCOME AND RACE INVESTIGATION Report Release - Suburban Cook County

Tue, Oct 13, 2015

August 8th, 2015 marked two years since the amendment making it a violation of the Cook County Human Rights Ordinance to discriminate based on housing choice voucher status became effective. The Cook County ordinance does not require landlords to accept all applicants with vouchers, but only to decide whether to rent to them based on other qualifications such as landlord references, as well as treat them equally with other tenants after renting to them. Chicago Fair Housing Partners, Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, HOPE Fair Housing Center, Open Communities, and South Suburban Housing Center, conducted fair housing tests in suburban Cook County to investigate how housing providers are treating African American and Caucasian voucher holders two years post-amendment.

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