Doesn't the ordinance promote discrimination or profiling?

No. The Federal Fair Housing Act, which is discussed during the seminar and contained in the workbook, has seven protected classes. The seven protected classes relate to a persons:

  • Color
  • Familial status
  • Handicap (disability)
  • National origin
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Sex

A person's behavior is not a protected class. 

The ordinance is intended to deal with criminal or excessive nuisance behavior that is impacting the health, safety, or quality of life of a neighborhood, regardless of the tenant's race, ethnic background, or income status. Would you like to live next to a drug dealer, gang member, or renter that has loud and drunken parties every weekend. For additional information, contact the Crime Free Program Coordinator at the Carpentersville Police Department at 847-551-3481.

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1. I live out of state. Do I have to attend?
2. I own more than one unit in the village. How many seminars do I need to attend?
3. Does the ordinance require a criminal background check for rental applicants?
4. Does the ordinance require me to evict a tenant for one criminal incident?
5. Doesn't the ordinance promote discrimination or profiling?
6. How can I be held responsible for the actions of my tenant?
7. Will my rental license be suspended or revoked any time a crime happens?