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.

Discrimination - 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:

50th anniversary fair housing act logo


Know Your Responsibilities (Housing Professionals)

WHEN:  Friday, April 13, 2018; Noon - 4 p.m
WHERE:  Ed Ball Building (Training Room), 214 N. Hogan Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202
WHAT:  Free symposium for professionals.  Bring your own lunch & learn.  Seating limited.  CLEs and CEUs pending.
HOW:  RSVP to:  fairhousingevent@jaxlegalaid.org

Understanding Your Rights (Housing Seekers)

WHEN:  Saturday April 14, 2018; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m
WHERE:  Jacksonville Public Library (Main), 303 N. Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202
WHAT:  Free symposium to increase your understanding and information to help you find and secure the housing that best suits your family's need.  Seating limited, registration required.
KIDS ZONE:  Free for children aged 4 through 12. 
HOW: Register through Everbrite.com:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/50th-year-anniversary-of-the-fair-housing-act-tickets-43977403598 or telephone 630-4911or 630-4125 (TTY).

In the News:

April marks 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.