Hi Alice--I hope you've found somewhere to live by now. Unfortunately there are many underhanded ways that they can discriminate without actually coming right out and saying that they won't accept it. They can say that "it is privately owned and the owner does not want to participate." that you need to make 3 to 4X the amount of the rental property(not a whole lot of those around, yeah right) or just flat o out refuse and really don't care. They don't care because you don't have time to mess around with complaints, lawsuits, etc when you now have only 3 months to find an apartment, get it approved, and then move in, almost like a built in fail system. I believe it is all deliberate to keep Chicago segragated, to not let you get your foot in the door of better housing and to steer low income residents, at least the Black ones into areas that most don't want to move to. Have you noticed that you don't see Caucasians living in Englewood, the West Side, Roseland, or any of these bad areas? So what is really going on here. It is sad that in Chicago it is always the same old same old and also that the ones who abused the program are now the "Face of Section *" because some of us only want and need simply a fair chance just to get back on our feet. Good luck!