Anyone who lives, works, or visits Pittsburgh has a legal right to opportunity and access to housing, employment, and public accommodations. The Commission on Human Relations (PghCHR) investigates instances of discrimination and seeks resolutions for anyone who has experienced harm because of discrimination. We are more than just an agency that enforces laws. We work with communities, and public and private organizations, to proactively educate people about equal rights and opportunities.
The PghCHR has the power to enforce punitive legal action, but our Commissioners recognize that constructive resolutions, such as mandating trainings and policy changes, are more likely to lead to changes in behavior and changes in practice. We are dedicated to creating positive change and promoting equality, which stands out in our efforts to proactively work with communities, businesses, and organizations to prevent and recognize discrimination.
You can view the full video of the press conference held on February 26, 2019 here!
On October 1, 2018 the Commission released its Human Rights Assessment to the public. If you would like to provide comments or have questions, please contact us at 412-255-2600 or email@example.com.
The November Commission meeting will be held at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in McNaugher Lounge from 3:30pm to 5pm. As always, public comment is welcome!
The October Commission meeting will be held at the Kingsley Association from 6-8pm. For more information, please visit here or contact the Commission directly at 412-255-2600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year, the Commission had an exhibit in the City-County Building lobby to spread the word on fair housing. Commissioner Gerhardt, member of the Housing Committee and Chair of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Task Force, spoke to the City's communications team regarding the Commission's role in furthering fair housing in the City of Pittsburgh. Check out the video here!