Human Relations Commission

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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
The HRC Staff:
Abby Wiles
Jenny Recinos-Trejo

 

 

 2018 Human Relations Commission Bi-monthly Meeting Schedule & Executive Session

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING MEETING CHANGES: No changes at this time... 

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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

 

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IMPORTANT NEWS: 

The City of Elkhart's Human Relations Commission invites you to be part of its outreach efforts by bringing fair housing awareness in our community. April is Fair Housing Month!  Help us share with housing providers, tenants, agencies, neighborhood associations, churches, family, friends and other interested parties, the importance of a person’s right to fair and equal access to housing opportunities in our community, regardless of their race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status and disability. The Commission is available as a resource that can answer questions and provide training regarding the Federal Fair Housing Act and Indiana’s Landlord-Tenant law at no cost.

2018 Fair Housing Month Flyer       2018 Fair Housing Month Flyer (Spanish)

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50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. 

April 11, 2018, marked the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act, signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968.

HUD COMMEMORATES FAIR HOUSING MONTH AND 50 YEARS OF THE FAIR HOUSING ACT

HUD COMMEMORATES FAIR HOUSING MONTH AND 50 YEARS OF THE FAIR HOUSING ACT

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OUTREACH MATERIAL: 

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EMPLOYMENT CASES: 

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: www.eeoc.gov

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

Phone: 1-800-628-2909, TDD: 1-800-743-3333, website: www.in.gov/icrc

For Minimum Wage concerns please contact the Indiana Department of Labor

Phone: 1-317-232-2655, website: www.in.gov/dol

 

 

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229 S Second St 3rd Floor
Elkhart, IN 46516
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  • Phone:  (574) 294-5471
  • 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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