Stop Discrimination against housing voucher holders!
  • Petitioned Cook County Commissioners

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Cook County Commissioners

Stop Discrimination against housing voucher holders!

    1. Metropolitan  Tenants Organization
    2. Petition by

      Metropolitan Tenants Organization

      Chicago, IL

Currently landlords in suburban Cook County can deny housing to someone simply because they receive a HUD Housing Voucher. Although landlords cannot deny housing to people on the basis of race, disability, or family status, many voucher holders fall into one of those categories. 

Therefore, discrimination against voucher holders is often a mask for other forms of discrimination, and it hurts some of the area’s most vulnerable residents. This legal form of discrimination makes it difficult for voucher holders to move near their school, workplace or church, to someplace healthier for their children, or forces them to live in high crime/low opportunity areas.

It's not fair that Section 8 tenants do not have the same choices available to other Cook county renters. It’s wrong; just like any other kind of discrimination is wrong, and the Cook County Commissioners will vote in mid-September to eradicate it. Add your name to a growing list of supporters calling for an end to discrimination against voucher holders.

Please take a minute to sign our petition, and then call your commissioner to say: "I support source of income protections for Section 8 voucher holders"

If you don't know your  Cook County commissioner, you can call the directory of commissioners at (312) -269-7868 to find out. The vote is in mid-September, so call soon!


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • reyna luna CHICAGO, IL
      • almost 2 years ago

      To keep affordable housing to chicagoland communities

      • about 2 years ago

      Because of my past it is very hard for me to secure decent housing and a job even though I have turned my life around !! I will graduate in 2013 with a degree and I just passed the CADC Exam for Illinois( Certified Addictions Drug Counselor) and still NO employment !!

    • Te'Riah Montgomery CHICAGO, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      If this is the greatest country in the world, why would I be restricted to live in certain areas. The government seems to be sending mixed signals.

    • Ada Hunter CHGO, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      I am a voucher holder, I am also a person with a disabilty fighting for my voucher because my time expired due to limited housing opportunities and the time to take to process a new move.

    • Moniece William ROMEOVILLE, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      I feel that low income tenants deserve better living and deserve to be protect in a safe community where they could raise there children


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