Who We Are
We are the only private, not-for-profit fair housing enforcement agency working to end illegal housing discrimination in the Metropolitan St. Louis area. We operate throughout Missouri and Illinois. EHOC fights illegal housing discrimination through:
We provide fair housing training and education for community members, especially those who are most likely to experience illegal discrimination, on housing providers, housing professionals, local government, social service providers, and the general public. We also engage in outreach by participating in grassroots and community-based projects, and increasing fair housing information.
Through EHOC’s discrimination hotline and landlord-tenant hotline, EHOC assists individuals who believe they may have been discriminated against while trying to buy a home, rent an apartment, get a mortgage or apply for homeowners insurance, or in the way they’ve been treated by a landlord or housing provider while in their home. We investigate claims and help resolve issues.
Housing discrimination testing is a method used to uncover discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, familial status or disability. Testing is a controlled procedure to determine differential treatment in the quality, content and quantity of information and services given to home-seekers by landlords, real estate agents, leasing agents and lenders. Testers are volunteers who may be reimbursed for expenses.
EHOC files fair housing complaints with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of Justice, state and local fair housing enforcement agencies, or in court. EHOC can file complaints representing clients or on behalf of the organization.