Jacksonville Human Rights Commission
Due to the coronavirus, JHRC's offices are closed indefinitely and we are not accepting complaints of discrimination. If you wish to file an employment or housing complaint, please contact the federal agencies listed below:
For employment complaints: contact the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in Miami, Florida. The EEOC's offices are also closed due to the coronavirus, but you may submit an inquiry or schedule an intake interview online through the EEOC's Public Portal at:
For housing complaints: file a complaint online with the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) at:
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. The JHRC investigates complaints of alleged discriminatory or unfair practices in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations based on 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.
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. For more information on filing a complaint, please contact the Commission:
Title VI Policy and Complaint Procedure
117 W. Duval Street, Suite 350
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Monday thru Friday (except legal holidays)
Notice is hereby given that the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission will meet as follows:
Second Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise noted.
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Mayor's Conference Room
Fourth Floor – St. James Building
117 W. Duval St.
Jacksonville, FL, 32202
Any changes in the noticed meetings will be posted in compliance with Florida's Government-in-the-Sunshine Law.
Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please allow 2-3 business days to process; last minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fulfill. Please contact Disabled Services at VM 904-255-5475, or email your request to KaraT@coj.net
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The Fair Housing Symposium scheduled for April 18, 2020 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus.