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

1114 Market Street
Suite 626

Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4 PM

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Charles Bryson, Director

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

CREA Commissioners

  • A.J. Bockelman
  • Charles Brown, Commissioner Vice Chairman
  • Jaymes Dearing
  • Lisa Gould
  • Adil Imdad
  • Christine Ingrassia
  • Sal Martinez
  • David Newburger
  • Carol Robinson, Commissioner Chair
  • Elmedina Tasic
  • Nancy Williams


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Meeting Materials

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

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

Civil Rights and You Podcast
A podcast by the City of St. Louis Civil Rights Enforcement Agency

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.


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

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.

External Resources 

News & Media

Employers Required to Ban the Box
The effective date of Ordinance 71074 shall be January 1, 2021

Monetary Settlement in Housing Discrimination Case
News release from CREA

CREA Podcast

Listen to the latest episode of Civil Rights And You, a podcast by CREA. 

Contact Information

Email Civil Rights Enforcement Agency

More Contact Info

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

Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4 PM

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

Get directions to this address
Map for the above address

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