Local REALTOR® association supports Glenview action on fair housing ordinance

IAR GAD Howard Handler

The village of Glenview was right in adopting an ordinance to exempt property owners from a new Cook County mandate requiring all rental property owners to accept housing choice vouchers (Section 8 vouchers) as a form of payment, writes Howard Handler, Illinois Association of REALTORS® Government Affairs Director representing the North Shore – Barrington Association of REALTORS®.

Read Handler’s column, “Glenview spot-on in new fair housing ordinance,” for the Chicago Tribune’s TribLocal. Many property owners have had good experiences with the program and the wider range of tenants and revenue it provides, while other rental owners don’t want to take on the additional paperwork and regulations, Handler writes.   

“Glenview property owners have always had the right to partake in the Section 8 program. The intent of the Glenview Village Board was to preserve that right. Glenview’s ordinance does not discourage nor prevent property owners from accepting Housing Choice Vouchers,” Handler says.

 

 

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About Stephanie Sievers

Stephanie Sievers is Associate Editor for the Illinois Association of REALTORS®. She serves as Associate Editor for IAR publications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and all other IAR publications. She is responsible for developing content for the Illinois REALTOR® Weekly Connection e-newsletter, coordinates the IAR Twitter account content at ILREALTOR and plans and develops content for videos. She assists in developing and writing content for the IAR blog. She also is involved in researching and drafting news releases and coordinates the news media distribution database and newsclips reports for the Association. She also assists in IAR spokesperson training seminars and is involved in development of association briefing materials on issues. She assists with the housing statistics program and reports.