(A) In fur­ther­ing the pol­i­cy of the State of Illi­nois as expressed in its Con­sti­tu­tion and oth­er laws; in order that the safe­ty and gen­er­al wel­fare, peace and health of all the inhab­i­tants of the Coun­ty may be ensured, it is here­by declared the pol­i­cy of the Coun­ty to assure equal oppor­tu­ni­ty to all res­i­dents, regard­less of race, col­or, reli­gion, nation­al ori­gin or ances­try, sex, creed, or phys­i­cal dis­abil­i­ty to live in decent, san­i­tary, health­ful, stan­dard liv­ing quarters.

(B)  It is the pol­i­cy of the Coun­ty that no own­er, lessee, sub-lessee, assignee, man­ag­ing agent, or oth­er per­son, firm or cor­po­ra­tion hav­ing the right to sell, rent, lease (or oth­er­wise con­trol) any hous­ing accom­mo­da­tion and/or real prop­er­ty with­in the Coun­ty, or any agent of these shall refuse to sell, rent, lease, or oth­er­wise deny to or with­hold from any per­son or group of per­sons such hous­ing accom­mo­da­tions and/or real prop­er­ty because of race, col­or, reli­gion, nation­al ori­gin or ances­try, sex, creed, or dis­abil­i­ty of such per­son or per­sons or dis­crim­i­nate against any per­son or per­sons because of race, col­or, reli­gion, nation­al ori­gin or ances­try, sex, creed, or dis­abil­i­ty in the con­di­tions, terms, priv­i­leges of the sale, rental or lease of any hous­ing accom­mo­da­tion and/or real prop­er­ty or in the fur­nish­ing of facil­i­ties and/or ser­vices in con­nec­tion therewith.

(C) Relo­ca­tion shall be car­ried out in a man­ner that will pro­mote max­i­mum choice with­in the community’s total hous­ing sup­ply; lessen racial, eth­nic, and eco­nom­ic con­cen­tra­tions; and facil­i­tate deseg­re­ga­tion and racial­ly inclu­sive pat­terns of occu­pan­cy and use of pub­lic and pri­vate facilities.