Chicago Fair Housing Ordinance

Assures residents of obtaining fair and adequate housing without discrimination.

Chicago’s Commission On Human Relations’ Enabling Ordinance states, "The city council finds that prejudice and the practice of discrimination against any individual or group because of race, color, sex, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military status, lawful source of income, or credit history (as to employment only) menace peace and public welfare."

On February 10, 2016, City Council amended the ordinance to provide greater protections for veterans. As of March 16, 2016, it is illegal to discriminate in Chicago against veterans, active duty military personnel, members of the reserve, and members of the National Guard.

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City of Chicago
Chicago Municipal Code § 5-8-010 et seq.