The Illinois Department of Human Rights takes and
investigates charges of discrimination involving real estate transactions (rentals, sales, and other transactions) involving residential and commercial real property.
The Department also conducts
education and outreach activities for home seekers, landlords, property owners, advertisers, and community organizations.
In pursuing these activities, the Department works in
partnership with other governmental entities and private organizations.
Effective January 1, 2020, it is a civil rights violation for a housing provider to discriminate against an individual engaging in a real estate transaction because of an arrest record.
Processing Housing Charges
Fair Housing Acts, Laws, & Rules
Fair Housing Resources/Recursos para la Vivienda Equitativa
Fair Housing Organizations
Fair Housing Network
To submit a housing discrimination complaint or find out more about how
to file a charge of discrimination in housing, please contact our
To request a presentation on housing rights for your group, please contact our
IDHR Fair Housing Outreach and Education Coordinator at (312) 814-6278 or complete a