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The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) works to protect the community by prohibiting discrimination in areas of housing, public accommodation, and employment, providing a mechanism for recourse, and providing education to the community.

We are hiring, come and join our team!

We are hiring, come and join our team!

The City of Albuquerque Legal Department is hiring an Assistant City Attorney for the Office of Civil Rights.  The Legal Department’s team of attorneys provides a broad range of general counsel legal services to the City.  This specific position will focus on receiving, documenting, investigatin...

WE ARE HIRING! Come and join our team.

WE ARE HIRING! Come and join our team.

The City of Albuquerque Legal Department is hiring a Managing City Attorney for the Office of Civil Rights.  This position will formerly report to the Policy Department supporting the Office of Equity and Inclusion.  This specific position will focus on receiving, documenting, investigating, and a...

For those in need of laundry assistance please visit Arroyo Services Lavandería, 1603 Broadway Blvd SE from 4-7 pm.

For those in need of laundry assistance please visit Arroyo Services Lavandería, 1603 Broadway Blvd SE from 4-7 pm.


In observance of Thanksgiving our office will be closed Nov. 23 & Nov. 24. We will resume normal business hours on Nov. 27, 2023.


Join the FREE online workshop on December 7, 2023, 5:30-7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Attorney-led, covering rights, evictions, deposit disputes, and repairs.
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On Saturday, October 14th, starting at 9:13 AM and ending at 12:09 PM, Albuquerque will be a premier place on the continent to experience a rare annular solar eclipse. This “ring of fire” solar eclipse is cause for celebration and watch parties for many interested observers worldwide and within our region, with a very important exception.

Many Indigenous people will not be witnessing the eclipse due to cultural beliefs. The City of Albuquerque recognizes this rare celestial phenomenon in which the New Moon moves in front of the Sun but does not cover the Sun’s disk completely, which carries meaning for Indigenous people. For some tribes, it is considered a sacred time to be observed in different ways such as prayer, fasting, or staying indoors and adverting eyes from the outdoors.

We share this cultural context to encourage understanding and respect for Indigenous traditions and beliefs at this time.


Calling all Legal Practitioners in New Mexico!

Our VAP ECHO Team warmly invites you to the inaugural session of the Pro Bono Collaborative ECHO! Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 28, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, and join us virtually on Zoom to dive into Kinship Guardianship. 🔗 Click here to register:

🌐 This isn’t just another CLE! We’re harnessing the ECHO model to elevate knowledge and foster tele-mentorship among legal practitioners across the state.
💼 Expect monthly interactive sessions featuring Topic Presentations and hands-on Case Studies.
🤝 Experience a dynamic platform where peers share support, guidance, and feedback, enhancing our collective knowledge and expertise.
📚 Through an All Teach/All Learn framework, we aim to broaden the pro bono community in New Mexico!

For more details, feel free to reach out to our ECHO Coordinator, Zac Addison, at [email protected].

Get ready to learn, connect, and contribute to expanding access to justice!


Today is the 50th anniversary of both the Rehabilitation Act and the Access Board! 🎉 Signed on September 26, 1973, the created the Board to enforce the and develop design standards. Through our work, we promote for people with .

Additionally, the Rehab Act requires that federal employment, programs, and activities are . This includes medical diagnostic equipment & information and communication technology provided by the government. Learn about this landmark law here:


Save the date and join us for the 2023 Kick Off event for Hispanic Heritage Month


Have legal questions? Interpreters will be provided!

OCR would like to share a wonderful back-to-school event put on by several fabulous sponsors!

OCR would like to share a wonderful back-to-school event put on by several fabulous sponsors!



Come see us today at from 10-2!

The Office of Civil Rights is excited to welcome Member Kimberly Andujo!My name is Kimberly Dawn Andujo and I’m starting...

The Office of Civil Rights is excited to welcome Member Kimberly Andujo!
My name is Kimberly Dawn Andujo and I’m starting the much-needed and anticipated sequel to my life. I grew up in the South so please don’t be surprised when I start saying ya’ll and I’m fixin’ to do something! I have lived in Albuquerque, NM for almost 19 years and I consider this to be MY HOME! I am a perfect example of a person who has fallen through the cracks throughout their life, not realizing I had a voice that could and should be heard. Five and a half years ago I ended up sick and this was one of those times I fell through the cracks. That started a domino effect and I resigned from my Department of Health job, had my vehicle repoed, and was evicted. I literally was homeless for almost two years and during that time I witnessed firsthand what a crazy world we live in and how things are NOT black and white. Due to the fact, I found my voice and started advocating for myself, both health-wise and finding the stability of housing. Most people never knew I was homeless and wanted to assume and stereotype all I was going through. Multiple times I had my race thrown in my face as being why I was able to get into housing. All because I was white! It started sounding like such a dirty word and unfortunately, I had to push harder, I had to struggle unnecessarily for the basic right of receiving help. Because I didn’t give up I have been able to be diagnosed with my physical and mental disabilities, along with pushing for and achieving my actual HUD Section 8 voucher. I have witnessed so much greed, corruption, stereotyping, and just plain assumptions that I want to be a voice for others so that they don’t “fall” through the cracks themselves. I want people to start understanding that each and every one of us is honestly a couple of paychecks away from being homeless. It doesn’t matter what color your skin is, what gender you recognize for yourself, how much money or how little money you have, or who your family is. Everyone should be treated the same and not judged on what people think they know or think they see. I’m not better than you and you are no better than me! I never thought I would be disabled at the young age of 43 and literally reevaluating my whole life, but I’ve become very humbled and I have realized God has a plan for me – a plan to help others and give them hope for a better future!

“It begins with YOU!” – Mother Teresa

See you there!

See you there!

Come celebrate the best of Albuquerque at State of the City!


This month our City of Albuquerque - Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs is launching their Language Access Month of Action campaign!

Through the remainder of the month we will be sharing fun facts about the various languages spoken here in Albuquerque, the City’s language access efforts, the importance of language access and more.


Do you have questions regarding landlord/tenant rights? If so New Mexico Legal Aid is hosting a FREE online seminar on Thursday, June 1, 2023, from 5:30-7 pm. Please join them at

Topics include:
1. Landlord & tenant rights and responsibilities (lease enforcement)
2. Evictions (going to Court)
3. Security deposit disputes (when can a Landlord keep a deposit vs. must pay a refund)
4. How to force a Landlord to make repairs to a rental unit

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Happy Asian American Pacific Islander (APPI) Heritage Month! Albuquerque is home to many diverse AAPI communities, and the month of May is dedicated to honoring their many cultures, heritage, achievements and contributions.

To learn about events happening across the metro in honor of visit our website:


The third Justice40 Oversight Coordinating Committee (J40 OCC) Meeting will be held Monday, May 8th from 2pm - 4pm at City Hall. Join the meeting in-person or virtually via Zoom:

For more info on J40 OCC visit

Happy Jewish Heritage Month!

Happy Jewish Heritage Month!

     This month, we celebrate the enduring heritage of Jewish Americans, whose values, culture, and contributions have shaped our character as a Nation.  For generations, the story of the Jewish people — one of resilience, faith, and hope in the face of adversity, prejudice and persecution —...

Welcome to the City!

Welcome to the City!

Welcome Feliz Baca! 👏🏽

Feliz Baca is the new Deputy Director for the Office of Equity & Inclusion. This position is critical in fulfilling OEI’s mission of inspiring and equipping city government to make Albuquerque a national role model of racial equity and social justice. Feliz’s previous work experience include working in higher education, non-profit, and local government realms where she has worked to foster a culture that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion principles.

“I look forward to joining the OEI team and helping further their work to support the important initiatives they are advancing to help the Black, Indigenous, and immigrant and refugee communities here in Albuquerque,” said Deputy Director Feliz Baca.

Outside of work, Feliz enjoys baking, being outdoors, and exploring the beautiful trails in Albuquerque’s open spaces with her husband Felipe and two dogs.


One Civic Plaza NW
Albuquerque, NM

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Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm




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