Justice Department Files Housing Discrimination Lawsuit Against Tinley Park, Illinois, for Refusing to Approve Low-Income Housing Development

ILLINOIS--(ENEWSPF)--November 25, 2016. The Justice Department filed a civil lawsuit this week against the village of Tinley Park, Illinois, alleging that the suburb of Chicago violated the Fair Housing Act when it refused to approve a low-income housing development in response to race-based community opposition.

The suit alleges that in 2015, the Buckeye Community Hope Foundation sought to build a 47-unit apartment complex for low-income individuals just outside of Tinley Park’s downtown.  The project would be financed through Low Income Housing Tax Credits administered by the Illinois Housing and Development Authority.  The suit . . .

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