IDHR Fair Housing Division



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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 CIS_Housing_Spanish.pdf

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 
IDHR Fair Housing Intake Investigator at (312) 814-6229 or Fair Housing Email.  

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 by sending us an email.