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Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations

Fighting discrimination, ensuring equal rights, and helping build stronger communities.

Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations

What we do

The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) is the City’s official civil rights agency. We enforce an important set of laws that prevent discrimination and promote equality.

PCHR works to:

  • Enforce anti-discrimination laws, especially the City’s Fair Practices Ordinance.
  • Administer the Fair Chance Hiring law, which prevents discrimination against people with criminal records.
  • Investigate complaints of discrimination and violations of civil rights laws.
  • Resolve community conflicts through dialogue and other dispute resolution methods.
  • Educate the public on their legal rights and responsibilities.

PCHR is led by a nine-member commission, appointed by the mayor. This commission decides disputed complaints and conducts hearings to educate and inform the public.

PCHR works to make sure that everyone in Philadelphia has equal rights and opportunities.

Connect

Address
601 Walnut St.
Suite 300 South
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Email pchr@phila.gov
Fax: (215) 686-4684
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Events

  • Jun
    10
    HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION EXECUTIVE SESSION
    9:30 am to 10:30 am

    HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION EXECUTIVE SESSION

    June 10, 2022
    9:30 am to 10:30 am, 1 hour
  • Jun
    17
    PUBLIC SESSION FOR JUNE 2022
    9:30 am to 10:30 am

    PUBLIC SESSION FOR JUNE 2022

    June 17, 2022
    9:30 am to 10:30 am, 1 hour
    Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89708934162?pwd=WEo1ZEdpdW9odnA3NnNiK3FSdEVLQT09 Meeting ID: 897 0893 4162 Passcode: 470118
  • Jul
    8
    HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION EXECUTIVE SESSION
    9:30 am to 10:30 am

    HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION EXECUTIVE SESSION

    July 8, 2022
    9:30 am to 10:30 am, 1 hour

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