Cook County Regional Analysis of Impediments

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The Analysis of Impediments (AI)  to Fair Housing Choice is a Fair Housing Planning Process that begins with a review of impediments to fair housing choice in the public and private sector and that will result in a Fair Housing Plan.

What is Fair Housing? 

The Fair Housing Act (the Act) declares that it is “the policy of the United States to provide, within constitutional limitations, for fair housing throughout the United States.” It does so by prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other real estate-related transactions because of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, or disability. In addition, the Fair Housing Act requires that HUD administer programs and activities relating to housing and urban development in a manner that affirmatively furthers the policies of the Act.

State, county and local jurisdictions have additional Fair Housing laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of additional protected classes. View chart that illustrates the additional protected classes for the State of Illinois, Cook County and City of Chicago.