Yes, a charge can be filed against any real estate broker, real estate salesperson, agent and other persons engaged in the selling or renting of real property.
If you believe that you have been discriminated against contact the EOO to request an intake questionnaire. Return the completed form to the EOO via mail, fax, or email.
The EOO will investigate all charges filed by any person who believes he/she has been discriminated against because of race, color, religion ancestry, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, and unfavorable discharge from military service or familial status.
You can bypass the local process and file with the state or federal government. To file a charge with the state, contact the Illinois Department of Human Rights, Springfield Office at 217-785-5100 (VOICE); 217-785-5125 (TTY). For the federal government, contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development at 312-353-5680 (VOICE); 312-353-7143 (TTY).