Due to extremely cold conditions, the City is implementing special measures to keep people who are homeless safe. If you see someone who needs shelter, call (215) 232-1984.
In effect: 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 07 to noon on Thursday, Dec. 09

COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine is now available for everyone 5 and older! Get your children vaccinated today. Find a City-run vaccine clinic or partner vaccine clinic to protect yourself and your loved ones. If you have questions about vaccination, call (215) 685-5488.

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.


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


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    PCHR Public Session for December 2021
    9:30 am to 10:30 am

    PCHR Public Session for December 2021

    December 17, 2021
    9:30 am to 10:30 am, 1 hour
    Time: Dec 17, 2021 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82021296323?pwd=bm1rdU1ERDdmSWVIR2RzdG91VjR3UT09 Meeting ID: 820 2129 6323 Passcode: 674151 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/krrIEwT9f