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

About the Agency

Ordinance 67119 (as amended) created the Civil Rights Enforcement Agency (CREA) and intends to eliminate, reduce and remedy discrimination in housing, employment, education, city services, public accommodations and real property transactions and uses, and provide equal opportunity enforcement.

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

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

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 and Your Rights
Explanation of Discrimination and your protection under the law.

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.

Related News

Mayor Tishaura O. Jones Appoints New Chief Technology Officer, Civil Rights Enforcement Agency Head
Jones announced the appointment of Simon Huang as St. Louis’ Chief Technology Officer and Monica "Mo" Del Villar as head of the Civil Rights Enforcement Agency.

57th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Newsgram item marking the anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

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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