United States v. Village of Tinley Park, Illinois (N.D. Ill.)

Overview: 

On November 23, 2016, the United States filed a complaint in United States v. Village of Tinley Park, Illinois (N.D. Ill.), alleging that village engaged in a pattern or practice of unlawful discrimination and denied rights to a group of persons on the basis of race and color in violation of the Fair Housing Act when it refused to permit the construction of an affordable housing project in response to racially motivated public opposition. The complaint alleges violations of sections 3604(a) and 3617 of the Fair Housing Act.  The case is being handled jointly with the United States Attorney’s Office.

press release (11/23/16)

Case Open Date: 
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Case Name: 
United States v. Village of Tinley Park, Illinois (N.D. Ill.)
Topic: 
Civil Rights
Tags: 
Fair Housing Act
FHA
race
african american
color
pattern or practice
denial of rights
Plan Commission
Tinley Park trustees
zoning
Legacy Code
affordable housing
low-income housing development
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
LIHTC
Buckeye Community Hope Foundation
1:16-cv-10848
Industry Code: 
None
Component: 
Civil Rights - Housing and Civil Enforcement Section
Updated August 30, 2018