Fair Housing-It’s not an Option, It’s the Law

Fair Housing

ELKHART HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION.

The City of Elkhart Human Relations Commission was established on February 15, 1965 and is 5 member board appointed by the Mayor. The Commission’s main goal is to eliminate prohibited practices of discrimination in housing transactions including unimproved real estate on the basis of race, religion, gender, color, disability, familial status, and national origin.

(574) 294-5471 Ext. 1014

Relay Indiana 711 or (800) 743-3333

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human.relations@coei.org

Federally & Locally Protected Classes.

RACE

RELIGION

NATIONAL ORIGIN

COLOR

FAMILIAL STATUS

GENDER

DISABILITY

The City of Elkhart Human Relations Commission was established on February 15, 1965 and is a 5 member board appointed by the Mayor. The EHRC is the local Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP) agency that is substantially equivalent to HUD in filing complaints of housing discrimination.

The Commission’s main goal is to eliminate prohibited practices of discrimination in housing transactions including unimproved real estate on the basis of race, religion, gender, color, disability, familial status, and national origin.

Board members:

  • Dana Irving, Chair
  • Mary Jo Weyrick, Vice Chair
  • Patty Gorostieta
  • Crystal Welsh
  • Vacant

Meeting Schedule: Calendar

Rules and Regulations: Document

U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

The Fair Housing Act

Examples of Housing Discrimination

How to File a Complaint with HUD:

  • Online

You can file a complaint with FHEO online in English or Spanish.

  • Email

You can download this form (also available in ArabicCambodianChineseKoreanRussianSomaliSpanish, and Vietnamese) and email it to your local FHEO office at the email address on this list.

  • Phone

You can speak with an FHEO intake specialist by calling 1-800-669-9777 or 1-800-877-8339.

You can also call your regional FHEO office at the phone numbers on this list.

  • Mail

You can print out this form (also available in ArabicCambodianChineseKoreanRussianSomaliSpanish, and Vietnamese) and mail it to your regional FHEO office at the address on this list.

Mes de Igualdad de Vivienda – Miercoles, 6 de Abril de 2022  6:00 pm- 8:00 pm    LISTEN HERE

Housing Discrimination – Knowing Your Rights w/ Doneisha Posey, J.D. Wednesday, April 13, 2022 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Fair Housing Month- Housing Discimination: Know Your Rights  Powerpoint Slides

Mes de lgualdad de Vivienda -Discriminación en la Vivienda: Conozca Sus Derechos  Powerpoint Slides

Fair Housing and Persons that are Deaf or Hard of Hearing:

Fair Housing and Families: Fact Sheet

Fair Housing and Assistance Animals: Fact Sheet

Fair Housing and LGBTQ+ : Fact Sheet

Fair Housing and Fair Lending: Guide

El Prestamo Equitativo: Aprenda los Datos

Fair Housing: Booklet

Equidad En La Vivienda: Booklet

Fair Housing Design and Construction: Quiz

Fair Housing and Mental Health: For Individuals

Guia de igualdad de acceso a la vivienda: Para personas con
discapacidades mentales

Fair Housing and Mental Health: For Housing Providers

Guia de igualdad de acceso a la vivienda: Guía para los proveedores de vivienda

Fair Housing and National Origin: Handout

NEWSLETTERS:

To View Click Here:     Renters Kit (HUD)

Fair Housing in the Community.

Fair Housing Events Calendar.

March 2023

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2023 Fair Housing Youth Poster Contest – Last Day to submit poster
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
The Elkhart Human Relations Commission will be holding its annual youth poster contest on the theme FAIR HOUSING FOR ALL. Please find the information for the contest sponsored by the Elkhart County Board of Realtors and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The contest will run from February 1, 2023 to Mar , ...
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Free Virtual Fair Lending Workshop
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Elkhart Human Relations Commission in partnership with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will be sponsoring a free virtual Fair Lending workshop on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 from 12pm – 2pm with guest speaker Attorney Erin Kemple. Interested persons can register on the City website at www.elkharti , ...
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Human Relations Commission Executive (Closed to the Public) and Regular Meetings
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Let’s put an end to housing discrimination. If you feel you’ve experienced housing discrimination please file a complaint at: elkhartindiana.org/fair-housing   EXECUTIVE SESSION -CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 4:00 P.M. LOCATION:  201 South Second St., City Annex Conference Room Call , ...
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FREE EVICTION AND HOUSING CLINIC 1PM-4PM
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free legal advice regarding evictions and housing issues is provided by the Volunteer Lawyer Network. Sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis. Attorneys will provide free legal advice on eviction and landlord/tenant issues to the public at this walk-in clinic. Bring all pertinent information and documents rela , ...
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