March 7, 2018
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South Suburban Housing Center

South Suburban Community Organization Joins Civil Rights Complaint Against Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios

CHICAGO — Today, the Homewood based South Suburban Housing Center (SSHC), joined two Chicago neighborhood organizations, Brighton Park Neighborhood Council and Logan Square Neighborhood Association, as plaintiffs in a lawsuit against County Assessor Joseph Berrios in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The amended complaint filed today, like the original complaint filed in December 2017, alleges racially and ethnically discriminatory and unfair residential property tax assessment practices that violate the Illinois Civil Rights Act, the Federal Fair Housing Act, the Equal Protection Clauses of the Illinois and United States, and the Uniformity Clause of the Illinois Constitution…. (continue reading).

Full Press Release (PDF)

Full Amended Complaint (PDF)

Daily Southtown Article

Chicago Tribune Coverage of The Tax Divide

Interview with WVON 1690AM – The Talk of Chicago: