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SOURCE OF INCOME AND RACE INVESTIGATION REVEALS CONTINUED DISCRIMINATION IN SUBURBAN COOK COUNTY

Chicago, IL (Oct. 13, 2015) – A recent investigation conducted by several Chicago fair housing organizations revealed that despite passage of  Cook County’s Source of Income amendment two years ago, housing providers are still illegally refusing to rent to tenants and treating them differently because of their Housing Choice Vouchers. 

The Fair Housing Project of the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (CLCCRUL), in association with partners HOPE Fair Housing Center, Open Communities, and South Suburban Housing Center, conducted a fair housing investigation in suburban Cook County to study how housing providers are treating African-American and Caucasian voucher holders. The investigation found that discrimination against tenants with Housing Choice Vouchers, particularly African-Americans, continues to be widespread in suburban Cook County. 

Click here to view the report . 

For more information Contact: Betsy Shuman-Moore, Fair Housing Project Director

(312) 630-9744 ▪ 312-202-3658  or BShuman-Moore@clccrul.org