[Urgent Action Alert] Stop Housing Discrimination in Cook County

Call your Cook County Commissioners Today! The County Board is taking an important vote tomorrow morning. Details:

housing_right_signIn suburban Cook County, a person can be discriminated against by a property owner or landlord if they happen to pay their rent with a Housing Choice Voucher (formerly known as Section 8).  This is codified discrimination happening in our very backyards.

As a partner in the Source of Income Campaign, JCUA supports an amendment to the Human Rights Ordinance of Cook County which would make such discrimination illegal.  The Source of Income protection amendment to include Housing Choice Vouchers as a protected class under the county’s fair housing ordinance is included in the Human Relations Committee Report from July 24, 2012.  This protection already exists in Chicago and we want to mirror that protection for the suburbs.

The Cook County Board of Commissioners are voting on the report TOMORROW, Wednesday, May 8th at 11:00 AM.  We need your help to stop housing discrimination!  Please call your Commissioner (find your commissioner here, contact info below) and tell them:

In the vote tomorrow, please vote YES in support of The Human Relations Committee Report from July 24, 2012

JCUA will be at the vote and we invite you to join us:

Wednesday, May 8th at 11:00am in the County Board Chambers (118 N. Clark Chicago, IL; 5th Floor).

Please get there early to secure a seat or standing space.

Commissioners Contact Information:

1ST Earlean Collins

312-603-4566

2ND Robert Steele

312-603-0319

3RD Jerry Butler

312-603-6391

4TH Stanley Moore (Formerly Williams Beavers district)

312-603-2065

5th Deborah Sims

312-603-6381(if you can make only one call please call Commissioner Sims Office)

6th Joan Murphy

312-603-4216

7th Jesus Garia

312-603-5443

8th Edwin Reyes

312-603-6386

9th Peter Silvestri

312-603-4393

10th Bridget Gainer

312-603-4210

11th John Daley

312-603-4400

12th John Fritchey

312-603-6380

13th Larry Suffredin

312-603-6383

14th Gregg Goslin

312-603-4932

15th Tim Schneider

312-603-6388

16th Jeff Tobolski

312-603-6384

17th Elizabeth Gorman

312-603-4215

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