Civil Rights Enforcement Agency

The mission of the Civil Rights Enforcement Agency is to monitor and investigate fair housing, equal employment and public accommodation complaints.

Contact Info

Phone: (314) 622-3301
TTY Phone: (800) 735-2966

Address:
1114 Market Street
Suite 626

Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4 PM

If you call us and we do not answer, please leave a message. We will follow up within 24 hours.

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Director

CREA Commissioners

  • C. Elaine Robinson, Chair
  • Charles Brown, Vice Chair
  • David Newburger
  • Adil Imbad
  • Lisa Gould
  • Jaymes Dearing
  • Nancy Williams
  • Kevin McKinney
  • Sal Martinez
  • Joseph Vollmer, Aldermanic Chair of Legislation Committee

Events

    No events available.

Meeting Materials

September 15, 2022 CREA Commission Meeting
November 3, 2021 CREA Commission Meeting
July 7, 2021 CREA Commission Meeting
February 19, 2021 CREA Commission Meeting
January 6, 2021 CREA Commission Meeting
February 5, 2020 CREA Agenda
December 19, 2019 CREA Meeting
May 14, 2019 CREA Meeting Minutes

Overview

The City of St. Louis recognizes that Title VI compliance is a key obligation of the City in its programs. The Civil Rights Enforcement Agency (CREA) is committed to comply with City of St. Louis Ordinance 67119, as amended, and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, to assure nondiscrimination compliance on the grounds of race, sex, color, national origin (including limited English proficiency), disability, sex, age, sexual orientation/gender identity for access to services and programs offered by the City of St Louis. No person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefit of or subjected to discrimination under the City of St. Louis program and/or service.

Read more about Title VI and discrimination.

Services

Civil Rights Enforcement Agency provides the following services:

  • Answers inquiries into possible discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodation taking place in the City of St. Louis
  • Provides a free impartial investigation into Claims of Discrimination based on federal, state and local protected classes of race, national origin or ancestry, color, religion, older age (age 40 and older) sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, disability, familial status, legal source of income, your hair and previous criminal justice involvement
  • Seeks resolution between parties when possible
  • May seek court action in some circumstances

Report Discrimination
Report instances of discrimination in employment, housing or public accommodation

On This Site

About the "Ban the Box" Ordinance
Effective January 1, 2021, the "Ban the Box" ordinance 71074 prohibits employers in the City of St. Louis from basing job hiring or promotion decisions on applicants' criminal history, and inquiring about applicants' criminal history until after it has been determined an applicant is otherwise qualified for the position

CREA Settlement Examples
Example of settled housing cases

CREA's Role in the 2020 Census
Information on 2020 census outreach efforts

Discrimination, Title VI and Your Rights
Explanation of discrimination, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and your protection under the law.

FEMA Civil Rights Notice for Members of the Public
FEMA programs must comply with Federal civil rights laws and nondiscrimination requirements in the Stafford Act.

Volunteer with CREA

Volunteering with CREA is a rewarding experience. Volunteers can: 

  • assist with the Newsletter
  • pass out literature at events  
  • be a Civil Rights Enforcement Advocate in the community 

 To volunteer with CREA, sign up online with Volunteer Match or call us at 314-622-3301.

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External Resources 

Contact Information

Email: crea@stlouis-mo.gov

Phone: (314) 622-3301
TTY Phone: (800) 735-2966
Fax: (314) 622-4190

Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4 PM

If you call us and we do not answer, please leave a message. We will follow up within 24 hours.

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Address:
1114 Market Street , Suite 626
St. Louis, Missouri 63101

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