What You Need to Know About the New Source of Income Law
Welcome to Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® Source of Income (SOI) information page. Effective January 1st, 2023, SOI became a statewide law in Illinois prohibiting discrimination against tenants for how they support themselves and/or their dependents. The information below will serve as the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® information hub for SOI, containing webinars, livestream recordings, blogs, Illinois REALTOR® links and updates regarding SOI as they are disseminated.
What You Should Know About the New Source of Income Law
Read about the three essential questions covered by Local Government Affairs Directors (GAD) Adriann Murawski and Joe Roth, Real Estate educator Annette Panzek, and subject matter experts (SME) from Cook, DuPage, and Lake County housing authorities in our most recent blog post below.
Watch Yesterday's Events Today!
Mainstreet hosted four informational events throughout our jurisdiction to educate our members on Source of Income (SOI) law that went into effect statewide on January 1, 2023. Watch the recordings from Cook, DuPage and Lake Counties below.Watch Recordings
Illinois REALTORS® Video Series About the New Source of Income Law
Housing Choice Voucher Success Stories
Local Housing Authority Resources
Housing Authority of Cook County
The Housing Authority of Cook County is the second largest public housing authority in Illinois. Established in 1946, the Housing Authority of Cook County is a municipal corporation whose jurisdiction spans 108 communities. We believe that when residents have access to affordable housing, economic opportunity and a suitable living environment free from discrimination, people thrive.
DuPage/Kendall Housing Authority
DuPage Housing Authority is a public housing agency (PHA) that administers the Housing Choice Voucher Program, a federally funded subsidized housing program under the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Lake County Housing Authority
Lake County Housing Authority (LCHA) is working to change the face of public housing in Lake County, IL. As one of the leading housing authorities in the state, our Agency provides housing and housing related services, for over 13,000 citizens of Lake County.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Do Landlords Need to Know About the New Legislation?
The Illinois Human Rights Act now protects renters using non-wage sources of income. Your local REALTORS® have compiled the resources and information landlords need to remain compliant. Click here to learn what you need to know as a landlord to comply with the new legislation.