CIVIL RIGHTS DIRECTORY

STATE AND LOCAL AGENCIES - INDIANA

Anderson
Bloomington
Columbus
East Chicago
Elkhart
Evansville
Fort Wayne
Gary
Hammond
Indianapolis
Muncie
South Bend

ANDERSON HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION
120 E. 8th Street
P.O. Box 2100
Anderson, IN 46018

Mildred J. Powell, Executive Director
Tel: (765) 648-6135
Fax: (765) 648-5923
TDD: None

The Anderson Human Relations Commission is responsible for promoting and providing equal opportunity to all citizens in education, employment, access to and use of public accommodations, and housing. The promoting of equal opportunity is accomplished through affirmative action policies, education, community involvement, and enforcement of local ordinances. The Commission also has authority, through another ordinance, to provide citizens with a mediation program designed to assist in resolving conflicts such as landlord-tenant, employee-employer, merchant-customer, neighborhood and school.

Geographic area(s) served: City of Anderson
Type(s) of publications: None

BLOOMINGTON HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
P.O. Box 100
Bloomington, IN 47402-0100

Barbara E. McKinney, Director/Assistant City Attorney
Tel: (812) 349-3429
Fax: (812) 349-3441
TDD: None

The Commission investigates and mediates discrimination complaints in employment, housing, education, and public accommodations on the basis of sex, race, sexual orientation, religion, natural origin, color, ancestry, or disability. The Commission provides educational services such as brochures, seminars, essay contests, and coloring books.

Geographic area(s) served: City of Bloomington
Type(s) of publications: Quarterly newsletter

COLUMBUS HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
123 Washington Street, Room 5
Columbus, IN 47201

Arlette Tinsley, Director
Tel: (812) 376-2532
Fax: (812) 375-2752
TDD: (812) 375-2720

The Commission enforces the local antidiscrimination ordinance through investigations of formally filed complaints. The ordinance covers discrimination based on race, sex, color, religion, national origin, or disability in employment, housing, education, credit, and public accommodations, and familial status in housing. The Commission performs community outreach and education through seminars and public speaking.

Geographic area(s) served: City of Columbus
Type(s) of publications: Annual report

EAST CHICAGO HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
4506 Tod Avenue
East Chicago, IN 46312

Mary L. Hagler, Executive Director
Tel: (219) 391-8477
Fax: (219) 391-8544
TDD: None

The mission of the Commission is to provide all East Chicago citizens equal opportunity for education, business, and housing; to eliminate segregation or separation based solely on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability, or familial status as an impediment to equal opportunity; and to investigate, conciliate, and remedy the aforementioned.

Geographic area(s) served: East Chicago, but will accept citizens from area and waive to EEOC and HUD Region V
Type(s) of publications: None

ELKHART HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION
229 S. 2nd Street
Elkhart, IN 46516

Vaughn M. Moreno, Executive Director
Tel: (219) 294-5471
Fax: (219) 293-7964
TDD: None

The Commission handles the filing and investigation of complaints of discrimination in employment, education public accommodations and housing within the corporate limits of the city of Elkhart. It assists citizens with filing with State and Federal agencies. The Commission conducts education and outreach.

Geographic area(s) served: City and County of Elkhart and surrounding areas
Type(s) of publications: None

EVANSVILLE AND VANDERBURGH COUNTY HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION
One NW Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Evansville, IN 47708

Floyd Edwards, Sr., Executive Director
Tel: (812) 426-5474
Fax: (812) 426-5246
TDD: (812) 426-5246

The Commission processes complaints related to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Housing Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and all local and State civil rights laws of Indiana.

Geographic area(s) served: Vanderburgh County and the City of Evansville
Type(s) of publications: None

FORT WAYNE METROPOLITAN HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION
One Main Street, Room 680
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Tamyra Kelly, Executive Director
Tel: (219) 427-1146
Fax: (219) 427-1126
TDD: None

The Commission was founded to eliminate discrimination in education, employment, public accommodations, and housing, and to take actions to improve the quality of communication and understanding within the community.

Geographic area(s) served: City of Fort Wayne
Type(s) of publications: None

GARY HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION (GHRC)
475 Broadway, Suite 401
Gary, IN 46402

Doris R. Carbins, Executive Director
Tel: (219) 883-4151
Fax: (219) 882-0373
TDD: None

Under the Gary civil rights ordinance, GHRC is responsible for reducing tension, compiling studies, and investigating and conciliating complaints.

Geographic area(s) served: City of Gary
Type(s) of publications: None

HAMMOND HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION
5925 Calumet Avenue, Room 320
Hammond, IN 46320

Lynn M. Bloom, Executive Director
Tel: (219) 853-6502
Fax: (219) 853-6538
TDD: None

The Commission receives, and investigates complaints of discrimination in employment, housing, education, business opportunity, and public accommodations. It serves as the Americans with Disabilites Act compliance office for the city.

Geographic area(s) served: City of Hammond
Type(s) of publications: None

INDIANA CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION
100 N. Senate Avenue, Room N103
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Sandra D. Leek, Executive Director
Alpha Blackburn, Chairperson
Tel: (317) 232-2600
Fax: (317) 232-6580
TDD: 1 (800) 743-3333

The Commission's mandate is to provide residents of the State of Indiana and all its citizens equal opportunity. It is unlawful to discriminate in employment, housing, education, public accommodations, or credit, on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, disability, color, ancestry, or familial status (housing).

Geographic area(s) served: State of Indiana
Type(s) of publications: Housing brochures

INDIANAPOLIS DIVISION OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITY (DEO)
148 E. Market Street, Suite 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Robert Ransom, Administrator
Tel:(317) 327-5262
Fax:(317) 327-4482
TDD: None

The Division of Equal Opportunity investigates alleged race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, and disability discrimination that is reported within 90 days. DEO also sponsors trade fairs, workshops, networking opportunities, special programs, and projects for minority business contractors and the general public.

Geographic area(s) served: Marion County
Type(s) of publications: Monthly newsletter

MUNCIE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
300 N. High Street
Muncie, IN 47305

Phyllis Bartleson, Director
Tel: (317) 747-4854
Fax: (317) 741-1332
TDD: None

The Commission investigates discrimination complaints and provides community education and outreach in regards to civil rights laws.

Geographic area(s) served: City of Muncie
Type(s) of publications: None

SOUTH BEND HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
1440 County-City Bldg.
South Bend, IN 46601

Lonnie L. Douglas, Executive Director
Tel: (219) 235-9355
Fax: (219) 235-9803
TDD: (219) 235-5567

The goal of the Commission is to study and act upon problems between members of the different ethnic groups, sexes, nationalities, and creeds, and problems of people with disabilities, and families with children.

Geographic area(s) served: City of South Bend
Type(s) of publications: None