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CLC’s RESPONSE TO CHICAGO TRIBUNE’S ARTICLE-- “CHA VOUCHERS DON’T ACHIEVE INTEGRATION”

The Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights appreciates the Chicago Tribune’s story regarding where tenants with Housing Choice Vouchers live. As the article states, these vouchers, formerly called Section 8, are federal subsidies for low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled, which enable participants to rent quality housing in the private market. They allow tenants with vouchers to live in neighborhoods and towns previously inaccessible to them, while the owners are paid fair rent. This has the great potential to break down Chicago’s shameful segregation based on race, ethnicity, disability, and economic status, and to affirmatively further fair housing. Read More