Where do you go when you need to file a complaint of discrimination?
There are times when a resident may encounter, or become a victim of, discrimination. Whether the act of discrimination be due to gender, religion, race, age or a facet of many other circumstances that are included in diversity, there are resources available to residents who wish to file a formal complaint. These are listed below.
The Valparaiso Advisory Human Relations Council has a subcommittee called the First Responders. This is a group of local residents who are dedicated to providing support and/or resources to victims of discrimination or bias-motivated incidents that occur in the city. The First Responders acts within the confines of confidentiality.
If you would like to receive service from the First Responders, send an email to .
U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
To register a complaint regarding alleged housing discrimination, contact the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at 1.800.669.9777 (VOICE) or 1.800.927.9275 (TTY).
You can also reach their website at www.hud.gov.
Indiana Civil Rights Commission
The Indiana Civil Rights Commission enforces the Indiana civil rights laws and provides education and services to the public in an effort to ensure equal opportunity for all Hoosiers and visitors to the State of Indiana. The Commission was established by Indiana legislature to investigate and resolve discrimination complaints in the areas of: