Author name: Justice Legal Counsel

section 8 discrimination

An Overview of Section 8 Discrimination in Chicago

In Chicago and Cook County, it is illegal for landlords to discriminate against tenants based on their source of income. The Chicago Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance (CRLTO) prohibits discrimination based on an individual’s “lawful source of income,” which includes government assistance such as Section 8 vouchers (CRLTO 5-12-090). Landlords who violate this provision can

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