Real Estate in Bartlett IL
Robert Burress
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Must I rent my house Section 8

On May 8, 2013 the Cook County Board of Commissioners, in a landmark vote to end discriminatory housing practices throughout Suburban Cook County, voted to pass the Source of Income Amendment to the Cook County Human Rights Ordinance. The amendment passed with 9 votes in favor and 6 against.

There are many misconceptions about how the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program works, particularly as it pertains to working with the Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC). “The passage of Source of Income (SOI) Protection means that the Housing Choice Voucher Program offers real choice, regardless of income or where you want to live. This measure levels the playing field. It provides equal access for all”, says the HACC’s Executive Director, Richard Monocchio. Over 13,000 renters in Cook County receive housing choice vouchers and over 6,000 landlords participate in the program. The HACC has made drastic improvements in the administration of the HCV Program over the past few years. If you would like more information on how you can become a landlord in the HACC’s HCV Program, please contact Jackie Hodges at (312) 542-4659 or email landlord@thehacc.org.

IT IS ILLEGAL TO DISCRIMINATE IN ANY HOUSING TRANSACTION AGAINST ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

Protected Classes Under U.S. Federal Law:

• Race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, and handicap.

Protected Classes Under Illinois Law:

• Race, color, religion, national origin, sex, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental handicap, military discharge status, and as of January 1, 2006, sexual orientation.

Protected Classes Under Cook County:

• Race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income (does NOT cover Section 8), housing status, and gender identity.

Protected Classes Under the City of Chicago:

• Race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income (covers Section 8). ( 3-13-02)

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