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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