Jacksonville Human Rights Commission

Since 1967, the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission (JHRC or Commission) has worked to ensure that all Jacksonville residents enjoy a community free of discriminatory practices.  As an enforcement agency, the JHRC investigates complaints of alleged discriminatory or unfair practices in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations because of a person’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status or familial status. The JHRC also promotes mutual understanding and respect among members of all economic, social, racial, religious and ethnic groups; and works to eliminate discrimination against and antagonism between religious, racial and ethnic groups.

The JHRC conducts studies on trending human relations issues and provides training opportunities on anti-discrimination laws, and the impact of cultural sensitivity on health matters and law enforcement practices. Additionally, the JHRC sponsors and facilitates community conversations on a variety of issues that serve to foster a deeper understanding of other racial, ethnic, religious and cultural norms.

Quick Links

Need to file a discrimination complaint? Please select one of the categories below for more information:

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The City of Jacksonville prohibits discrimination in the operation of any federally assisted program on the basis of race, color, or national origin.  In addition, the City of Jacksonville makes every effort to assist those with limited English proficiency.  More information can be found at the fllowing links:

Contact Information

117 W. Duval Street, Suite 350
Jacksonville, FL 32202
PHONE  904-630-4911
FAX  904-630-4918
TTY  904-630-4125

Upcoming Events

Fair Housing Symposium 2019 FlyerFair Housing Symposium 2019

Equal Opportunity for All: Building better, stronger, more inclusive neighborhoods

Saturday, April 27, 2019
9 am - 1 PM
Main Public Library  Downtown
303 N. Laura Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Please use entrance on Main Street.

This event is FREE to the Public!

Join us for a day of presentations and workshops to increase your understanding of how the Fair Housing Act impacts you. Experts and advocates will be available to answer all your questions. This is a can’t-miss event, so register now!

FREE KIDS ZONE: Child care services will be provided for ages 4-12.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND: Register online at fair-housing-symposium.eventbrite.com or call (904) 255-5383.

Accommodations for persons with disabilities are  available if requested by April 22, 2019. Please call (904) 255-5383 / TTY (904) 630-4125.

In the News

April 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of the adoption of Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act, commonly known as the Fair Housing Act.  The legislation passed to prevent discrimination in housing based upon race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, or disability.  The legislation was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on April 11, 1968.