Category: Section 8

Section 8 Is Now Protected In Cook County, Illinois

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Road to extending Section 8 protection in Cook County Illinois

Yesterday, Cook County Commissioner Jesus Garcia gave an interview on Chicago’s WBEZ radio about the Housing Choice Voucher program. (HCV). The commissioner is working together with housing advocates to amend the Cook County Human Rights Ordinance (CCHRO) to include protections for housing choice voucher holders. The Ordinance currently protects individuals from discrimination on the basis of [..]

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Recent Cases

Marshall Fincher v. South Bend Heritage Foundation, 606 F.3d 331 (7th Cir. 2010) Fincher, tenant, sued the landlord after being denied Section 8 housing based on a prior eviction,claiming he was denied due process of law and suffered the effects of a breach of contract between the defendant and Housing and Urban Development Contract. The [..]

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