HOPE Fair Housing Center News

Judge refuses to let state sidestep lawsuit by fair housing group over discrimination vs mentally ill

By Dan Churney | Oct 11, 2017

A Chicago federal judge has refused to dismiss suits by a fair housing group, alleging state officials discriminate against the mentally ill by barring them from a Medicaid-backed housing program.

Chicago housing developer accused of bias against disabled

By Louie Torres | Jul 24, 2017

A nonprofit group is suing Gallagher and Henry Inc. and other businesses, alleging the company's housing projects discriminate against the disabled.

Fair housing advocacy groups score settlement with Ryan Companies over senior apartments

By Jonathan Bilyk | Nov 12, 2015

A collection of organizations advocating for housing for those with disabilities has announced a settlement of their lawsuit against development group, the Ryan Companies, over claims the national developer of commercial and multi-family residential properties and its associated businesses failed to comply with the federal Fair Housing Act.

IL state officials tossed from discrimination lawsuit vs Eden Supportive Living over mental health policies

By Dan Churney | Sep 8, 2015

A Chicago federal judge has tossed several state officials, including former Gov. Patrick Quinn, from a suit brought by two women and a fair housing group, which alleged officials wrongly barred the mentally ill from a Medicaid-supported housing program.

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