The Commission on Human Relations (CCHR) is charged with enforcing the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance and the Chicago Fair Housing Ordinance. The Commission investigates complaints to determine whether discrimination may have occurred, and uses its enforcement powers to punish acts of discrimination.

CCHR statement on Selena Reyes-Hernandez


The CCHR is saddened to hear of the alleged murder of Selena Reyes-Hernandez, a 37 year- old trans woman from the Marquette Park community. Our sympathy to the Reyes-Hernandez family, and other families who have lost love ones due to hate. May Selena’s life not be in vain, but a call to action to fight against hate on all levels.

CCHR Statement on Selena Reyes-Hernandez

CCHR Statement on the Killing of George Floyd


"It is abhorrent to us that in 2020, we are still talking about this issue, and demanding that black people stop being killed by police officers (or wannabe police officers), with little or no repercussions. We join now with thousands across this country to call for an immediate end to racist policing practices and the culture that allows this type of behavior to continue."

CCHR's Statement on the Killing of George Floyd

Hate Crime Educational Video

Have you ever wondered what exactly is a hate crime, but were afraid to ask? In this brief CCHR PowerPoint presentation you will not only learn what a hate crime is, but what you should do if believe you have been a victim. Please check it out and share it with your networks. Our thanks go out to the Chinese American Service League (CASL) for translating this presentation into Mandarin and Cantonese.




Fair Housing is Still Important 

April is Fair Housing Month. The CCHR wants to remind landlords and real estate professionals that the Chicago Fair Housing Ordinance prohibits discrimination based on fourteen protected classes including source of income. This includes all lawful sources of income, and from any lawful occupation inclusing those in the service industry such as wait staff, cooks, and baristas. The CCHR will continue to enforce the ordinance and investigate complaints of fair housing discrimination and hold violators accountable.

To view the full Press Release, please visit Fair Housing Is Still Important

The CCHR Accepts Email Filings

The Commission accepts filing of complaints and other documents by e-mail.  For more information, click the following link.

Email Service and Filing Regulations

You Can Submit a Service Request to the CCHR Online

Simply click on the following link and select Discrimination/Hate Crimes Assistance under the Service Type drop-box menu:

Human Relations Service Requests

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