The Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission is committed to the health and safety of our community members and mitigating the spread of COVID-19. For this reason, our office is closed to the public until further notice. Our office continues to serve your civil rights needs.
Mail: 50 2nd Avenue Bridge, 7th Floor, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Fax: (319) 343-1109
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
2021 Art Contest
The Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission has launched its 6th Annual Fair Housing Art Contest!
The theme of the 2021 competition is Home and Belonging: What Home Means to Me.
The competition is open to all Cedar Rapids students in kindergarten through twelfth grade, including students who are not US citizens, virtual learners, and those who are homeschooled.
Students will compete in four grade groups: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.
The contest deadline for submission is 4:00p.m., Thursday, April 1, 2021.
RESOURCESDiversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Resources
List of articles, books, and podcasts about diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
Multi-Lingual COVID-19 Resources
Resources available in the community translated into Arabic, Burmese, English, French, Kinyarwanda, Nepali, Spanish, and Swahili.
For legal issues related to COVID-19 including eviction, denial of unemployment, identity theft, employment issues, please call 1-800-332-0419.
Sexual Harassment in Housing
Additional resources related to sexual harassment in housing, translated into Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Hmong, Korean, Russian, Tagalog, Urdu, and Vietnamese
Learn about the work of the Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission.
Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Law
Employment, education, credit, public accommodations, and housing based on protected classes.
File A Complaint
Downloadable forms for filing a complaint and key information to note when filing.
Forms are available in multiple languages.
View our Public Hearing decisions, mediation settlements, and conciliation settlements.
Public Engagement Opportunities
Learn about the trainings we provide, including Donna the Anti-Discriminatory Dolphin, etc.
View our recent press releases, watch our public service announcements, and download our materials.
Learn about our performance standards for investigations, customer service, and outreach activities.
Commission meeting information, agendas, agenda packets, presentations, and minutes.