Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Chicago

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Local Diversity and Inclusion Programs that Impact our Chicago Area Community

DOJ – region

Created by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Community Relations Service (CRS) works to resolve disputes, disagreements or difficulties associated with allegations of discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin.  CRS works with communities to develop strategies to prevent and respond more effectively to violent hate crimes (those that occur on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or disability.)


The Administration for Children & Families (ACF) is a division of the Department of Health & Human Services.  ACF promotes the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities.

HUD –  HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at and

SOHUD Press Conference

Diversity and Inclusion Resources for Hiring and HR Managers

Executive Order Establishing a Coordinated Government-Wide Initiative to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Federal Workforce

OPM Guidance on Diversity & Inclusion

 Veterans Hiring Authorities

 Disability Employment

 Steps to Increase Disability Hiring

 FAQs on Same Sex Domestic Partner Benefits