Legal Information: Illinois

Housing Laws

Updated: 
September 28, 2021

Who is protected by these housing laws?

Illinois housing laws (known as the “Safe Homes Act”) protects adult or child victims of domestic violence by a family or household member and victims of sexual violence, which includes stalking.1

For the purposes of these laws, “domestic violence” includes:

For the purposes of these laws, “sexual violence” means any act of sexual assault, sexual abuse, or stalking of an adult or minor child. This includes but is not limited to these crimes:

1 765 ILCS 750/5
2 765 ILCS 750/10; 750 ILCS 60/103(1)
3 765 ILCS 750/10

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