Cook County Housing Ordinance’s Just Housing Amendment: to rent
or not to rent?
The rules for criminal background checks
Effective Jan., 1, 2020, Cook County passed a revision to its housing ordinance called the Just Housing Amendment (JHO), which governs the use of background checks before the rental of residential units. This procedure has the potential to create liability for landlords (including condominium associations) who rent out units or who have programs that require compliance of renters or owners with certain documentation requirements.
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