JUST HOUSING AMENDMENT
Cook County, Illinois has put in place an ordinance April 25, 2019 that went into affect January 1st, 2020 and to be enforced February 1st, 2020. The Ordinance revises the human rights ordinance by providing protection to individuals with a criminal past, while also providing an equal chance at securing housing.
The act itself was created to prohibit the following:
We understand the criminal history issue but what is the individualized assessment? The individualized assessment is a questionnaire that considers all relevant factors from an individual’s conviction in the previous three years.
The following are just a couple of examples a landlord can consider when evaluating a tenant:
The Just Housing Ordinance now requires a two step process when screening tenants:
Penalties for violating the Just Housing Amendment may include complainant’s compensatory damages and attorney fees and Commission fines. If you should have any questions in regards to this ordinance please feel free to contact us via our website @ https://intelligentsetv.com or give us a call at 708-534-3994.
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