DISCLOSURE OF TENANT SELECTION CRITERIA PURSUANT TO
JUST HOUSING AMENDMENT INTERPRETIVE RULE 730.100
ICM PROPERTIES, INC., is an equal opportunity housing provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military status, or source of income.
Rental applications are accepted or denied in compliance with applicable housing laws.
PRE-QUALIFICATION: VERIFICATION OF RENTAL, EMPLOYMENT, INCOME, AND CREDIT HISTORY
Upon completion of your rental application providing basic personal information, ICM processes each application using a commercially available, comprehensive, electronic tenant background search service which yields a Rental Score. No criminal background check is conducted at this stage of the application process. Pre-qualification includes the following evaluations:
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK
Every application that is pre-qualified is subject to a criminal background check. ICM uses a commercially available criminal background search service
ICM's application process does not consider criminal history older than three (3) years prior to the application date. Only evidence of criminal convictions, which excludes juvenile convictions will be considered in the application process upon receiving search results showing conviction(s) and will only be considered after timely receipt of information from the applicant disputing the accuracy and relevance of any convictions, at which time ICM will conduct an Individualized Assessment of the applicant's criminal conviction history and consider all factors relevant to an individual's criminal conviction history and whether that criminal conviction history negatively impacts the individual's ability to fulfill the responsibilities of tenancy, including, but not limited to:
If the Multi-State Sex Offender report returns a "match," the application will be denied.
ICM reserves the right to deny any application or continuing occupancy of any apartment on the basis of a current sex offender registration requirement pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration Act or similar law that is applicable in Chicago; a current child sex offender residency restriction; or when federal or state law mandates such denial.
YOUR RIGHTS AFTER A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND SEARCH
Section 42-38 of the Cook County Code of Ordinances gives you the right to dispute the accuracy and relevance of any conviction shown in a criminal background search and to provide mitigating information, including evidence of rehabilitation.
Before an owner may deny admission or continued occupancy on the basis of a conviction, the owner must first give the individual sufficient notice and an opportunity to dispute the accuracy and relevance of the conviction.
COOK COUNTY COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Additional information and procedural rules may be obtained from the Cook County Commission on Human Rights: https://www.cookcountyil.gov/agency/commission-human-rights-0. The Commission may also be contacted at their office, located at 69 W. Washington Street, Suite 3040 Chicago, IL 60602, or via telephone at 312-603-1100.