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IDHR Fair Housing Division

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.


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

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 complete a
Speaker Request Form.