Equal Employment Opportunities
|575 E. 7th St.
Chillicothe, Oh 45601
The EEO Director manages the City of Chillicothe's Workforce Diversity and ensures the City's compliance with the laws, regulations, policies, and guidance that prohibit discrimination in the workplace based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, and veterans/military status. The office is primarily responsible for encouraging resolution and processing of EEO informal and formal complaints, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local EEO laws and regulations. In addition to complaints processing, the EEO Director is responsible for ensuring that City managers, elected officials, and employees are trained in EEO/Civil Rights/Protected Classes and will also provide training to agencies, schools, and organizations upon request.
The City of Chillicothe Fair Housing office provides education, outreach, and training in the area of Fair Housing, Protected Classes, and Landlord-Tenant Rights under the Ohio Revised Code.
If you or someone you know has been discriminated against or denied equal opportunity in housing choices, please contact us immediately. Immediate and detailed documentation is important in fighting illegal housing discrimination.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) means freedom from discrimination on the basis of sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, and age. EEO rights are guaranteed by federal and state fair employment laws and are enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and its state counterparts.
Federal and State Laws as well as local ordinances prohibit housing discrimination (including the sale, rental, advertising, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions) based on protected classes: race, color, national origin, gender, religion, disability, military/verteran's status, and familial status (presence of children under 18 or pregnant female).
Training is conducted for direct beneficiaries of the City's housing grant programs including the Community Development Block Grant Allocation, Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP), Neighborhood Stabilization Program, and Downtown Reviltalization Grants. The City of Chillicothe is also required to conduct Fair Housing outreach effort/activities in a minimum of ten (10) locations or events throughout the community.
Housing Discrimination complaints are filed with the Ohio Civil Right Commission (State Enforcement Agency) and/or the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development/HUD (Federal Enforcement Agency).
The Ohio Revised Code (section 5321) covers Landlord-Tenant Relationships, rights and responsibities in Ohio, including the City of Chillicothe, and applies to most tenant-landlord relationships and to most lease/rental agreements whether oral or written.
"Sorry, I can't allow wheelchairs in this unit."
"We only rent to working people."
"This house isn't safe for kids."
"The apartment I told you about on the phone has already been rented."
Diversity initiatives are goals devised to measure acceptance of minorities by embracing cultural differances within the workplace. Diversity initiatives are twofold: valuing diversity and managing diversity. The value of diversity is achieved through awareness, education, and positive recognition of cultural differences within the workplace.
The combination of required or voluntary AAPs and diversity indicatives create opportunity for cultural inclusion, respect for differences, acceptance, and respect for all workers.
(Public Housing & Section 8 Voucher Program)
(Housing Discrimination outside of municipal limits of Chillicothe)
(includes City of Chillicothe employment opportunities when available)