In a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court upheld the concept of using disparate impact to prove housing discrimination. Low-income housing advocates “The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.” alleged fair housing violations based upon disparate impact against the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for distributing low-income housing tax credits in a way that perpetuated racial segregation.
Section 8 protections expanded House Bill 2775 was signed into law on May 23, 2022. The law, introduced by Representative La Shawn K. Ford, amends the Illinois Human Rights Act by prohibiting source of income discrimination in real estate transaction under the State’s fair housing laws. This change brings the entire State of Illinois into … Read more