Posts tagged "Section 8 voucher"

No 8s: Is not accepting voucher holders discrimination or avoiding red tape headaches?

No 8s: Is not accepting voucher holders discrimination or avoiding red tape headaches?
A few weeks ago, we featured a series on housing voucher discrimination in Cook County, with perspectives from tenants, landlords and a look at a piece of legislation designed to fight it that’s in front of the Cook County Board. Here’s another installment of No 8s, this time with perspectives from housing authority officials and... Read more »

The Barber Shop Show: Bringing abuse and discrimination to light

Last week on the Barber Shop Show, we were lucky enough to have playwright and performer Dael Orlandersmith  from the one-woman show, Black N Blue Boys/Broken Men, which just opened at the Goodman Theater. In the show, Orlandersmith portrays five very different men with one thing in common–they are all survivors of  abuse. After the... Read more »

No 8s: Commissioners divided over outlawing voucher discrimination in Cook County

No 8s: Commissioners divided over outlawing voucher discrimination in Cook County
This week, we’ve been looking at a proposed ordinance in front of the Cook County board that would prevent suburban landlords from discriminating against subsidized housing voucher holders. We’ve talked to tenants who have faced such discrimination, landlords who say it’ll create financial headaches for their business, and advocates who say it’s necessary to help... Read more »
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No 8s: Landlords say vouchers cause business headaches they shouldn't be forced to take on

When Bill Planek’s property management company took over 927 S. Wesley Ave. in Oak Park, he didn’t renew Gale Riley’s lease. It wasn’t because she was late on her rent, in fact she’d never missed a payment. It also wasn’t because she was messy, noisy or damaged the apartment. It was that she paid her... Read more »

No 8s: Should Cook County outlaw discrimination against Section 8 voucher holders?

No 8s: Should Cook County outlaw discrimination against Section 8 voucher holders?
This week, we’ll be looking at a proposed ordinance in front of the Cook County board that would prevent suburban landlords from discriminating against low-income tenants. Today, you’ll meet a renter who’s faced such discrimination and find out why housing advocates are hoping the measure will pass. Check back each day this week for more... Read more »