IT’S YOUR RIGHT
It is the continuing policy of the City of Elyria to do all things necessary and proper to secure for all its citizens their right to equal housing opportunities regardless of their race, color, creed, sex, familial status, religious belief, national origin or disability.
Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act), as amended, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of 18), and handicap (disability).
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination based on disability in any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.
Section 109 of Title 1 of the Housing & Community Development Act of 1974 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or religion in programs and activities receiving financial assistance from HUD’s Community Development and Block Grant Program.
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits discrimination based on disability in programs, services, and activities provided or made available by public entities. HUD enforces Title II when it relates to state and local public housing, housing assistance and housing referrals.
If you want to file a charge in person, our address is 131 Court St., Suite 302, Elyria, Ohio 44035. Office hours are generally 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, excluding holidays. Please call or email with questions at 440-326-1541 or 440-326-1540 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charges can also be filed online at the following link:
Please note: An email address is required to file a charge online. Email will be used during the investigation process for communication with OCRC staff and sharing of documentation. If you do not have an email address, you can file a charge by mail (pdf linked below).
The pdf can be mailed directly to OCRC Cleveland Regional Office 615 W Superior Ave., Suite 885, Cleveland, OH 44113 or to our City of Elyria, Office of Community Development. Address found above.