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April is Fair Housing Month

Mayor Rahm Emanuel proclaims April to be Fair Housing Month in the City of Chicago. On April 11, 1968, then President Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1968, expanding on the Civil Rights Act of 1964, to include prohibitions regarding the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, sex (and as amended) disability and family status.

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Fair Housing Month Proclamation (Arabic)


CCHR Now Accepts Email Filings

The Commission now accepts the filing of complaints and other documents by e-mail.  For more information, click the following link.

Email Service and Filing Regulations

You Can Now Submit a Service Request to the Commission on Human Relations Online

Simply click on the following link and select Discrimination/Hate Crimes Assistance under the Service Type drop-box menu:

Human Relations Service Requests

It makes good business sense to be a good neighbor!

With the winter months upon us, please take care to clear the sidewalks and driveways around your business of snow and ice. Failure to do so could limit access to your business by customers, including the elderly and those with disabilities. You may even attract an extra customer or two.

Click the link below for more information on this topic:

Is Your Business Accessible?

Most Recent News (Commission on Human Relations)

Feb 5, 2014 City Council Approves Appointments to City of Chicago Boards and Commissions
Nov 26, 2013 City Council Passes New Amendments Introduced by Mayor Emanuel to fight discrimination and Strengthen the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance
Nov 13, 2013 Mayor Emanuel Introduces New Amendments To Fight Discrimination And Strengthen The Chicago Human Rights Ordinance
Aug 27, 2013 The Chicago Freedom Movement Photo Exhibit Comes to North Lawndale

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