Housing Discrimination - Wrongly lost benefits

Asked about 2 years ago - Peoria, IL

I was on Section 8 Housing and hve to have it to live. I don't make enough money from Disability to get by.

The Housing Authority said they won't give me benefits anymore because I'm now 'a violent offender' because of a fairly recent conviction of threatening a public official. This is discrimination! There was no act of violence, ther's no reason to believe that there will be one, I was and am living on private property and not in a public living facility, and paying my benefits is not going to make me get violent. That's ridiculous! I want to sue to have my benefits reinstated, damages, discrimination, rights violations, pain and suffering (I don't even have enough to eat without those benefits), and more.

I want to sue. What should I do?

Attorney answers (2)

  1. Tara Leigh Goodwin

    Contributor Level 16


    Lawyer agrees


    Answered . Contact Prairie State Legal Services right away. They have an office in Peoria, and their phone number is (800) 322-2280 according to their web site. The legal services program attorneys are the experts in subsidized housing matters.

    The above response is not intended to create, nor does it create either an attorney-client relationship or an... more
  2. Joseph Younes

    Contributor Level 14

    Answered . I agree with Ms. Goodwin.

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