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Fair Housing Laws
Prohibiting Discrimination
Fair housing laws prohibit discrimination in housing because of
  • Age
  • Ancestry
  • Color
  • Creed
  • Disability
  • Familial status
  • National origin
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Sex

Familial Status
Familial status (families with children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under 18). Elgin supports and firmly enforces these protections.

Fair housing laws cover most housing. In some circumstances, the laws exempt owner-occupied buildings with no more than four units and housing operated by organizations and private clubs that limit occupancy to members.
***NOTE: Fair housing laws are federal laws, posted here for informational purposes. Please consult an attorney to determine whether exemptions apply to your situation.

Human Relations Commission
The City of Elgin's Human Relations Commission serves the community by reviewing employment and housing discrimination cases and by examining city contracts for affirmative action compliance.

For questions regarding fair housing call the Human Resources Department at (847) 931-5607.