Human Relations Commission


Welcome to the City of Elkhart's Human Relations Commission. The commission is an enforcement agency where complaints are investigated regarding discrimination in housing, based on race/color, national origin, ancestry, religion, disability, sex, and familial status. The Human Relations Department has jurisdiction over housing providers located within the corporate limits of the City of Elkhart. The Commission also provides information and trainnings to local housing providers, agencies, neighborhoods associations, churches, landlord and tenants and organizations about the Federal Fair Housing Act and Landlord & Tenant Relations Indiana Code 32-31.

The Human Relations Commission consists of five commission members. 
Crystal Welsh - Chair
Rick Bowen- Vice Chair
Ruth Bloch-Wiley
M. Elaine Kersey
Delia Vazquez
HRC Staff:
Abby Wiles
Jenny Recinos-Trejo


The Human Relations Commission no longer investigates employment discrimination cases. If you wish to file an employment discrimination case please contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Indiana Civil Rights Commission.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (E.E.O.C., Federal Agency): 

Phone: 1-800-669-4000, TDD: 1-800-669-6820, website:

Indiana Civil Rights Commission (I.C.R.C., State Agency): 

Phone: 1-800-628-2909, TDD: 1-800-743-3333, website:

For Minimum Wage concerns please contact the Indiana Department of Labor

Phone: 1-317-232-2655, website:




 2018 HRC Meeting Schedule


If you would like to become a member of the Human Relations Commission please contact the HRC staff or fill out the application below:


Commissioner Applicant Questionnaire





Contact Us

229 S Second St 3rd Floor
Elkhart, IN 46516
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  • Phone:  (574) 294-5471 x 1062
  • TTY/TDD:  (574) 389-0189
  • Fax:  (574) 293-2816
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  • Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday to Friday

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