By law you are suppose to accept a section 8 person the same way you accept any other person with an income. You can't tell someone they can't get an apartment because their income comes from the goverment. many people get their income from SSI, SS and other goverment funding agencies. It doesnt matter where you live in chicago. Chicago is Chicago and fair housing rules apply to all of chicago. that means pullman too! many landlords are getting fines for not accepting section 8.
My thoughts were along the line with Cynthia. That is, that it would be discriminitory NOT to rent to section 8 folks.
So what I was hearing before I asked the question was that there was some local ordinance. That turned out to be not true.
Thanks to all that answered.
Now back to your regular scheduled programming. ;)
I have had very good experience with renting to Housing Choice (section 8) tenants. In the past couple of years, they have really cut back on payments. Don't take under the table payments which is commonly offered here. There is a certain stigma attached to section 8, that is unfounded. I have a property management company and deal with hundreds of tenants. The covenants or rules of certain subdivision often limit the number of investors who can rent, and all tenant leases must by submitted for the HOA. People feel owner occupants take better care of the neighborhood. My opinion is that any rules that apply to owners, still apply to the owners when rented. There should be no difference in the exterior maintenance of the property. The neighbors are never happy to hear about section 8 tenants, so discretion might be key.
Could someone please tell me where I might find out rules about the community of Pullman regarding section 8 housing?
I've found the CHAC website but haven't talked to them yet. I am more concerned about Pullman and what ordinances govern housing in that area.
ANY help is appreciated.