Harrisburg Human Relations Commission

Harrisburg Human Relations Commission The Harrisburg Human Relations Commission (HHRC) affirms and advocates for the rights of all within t

The HHRC investigates complaints and supports individuals harmed in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodations, education, and lending because of their race, color, religion or lack thereof, use of a support animal, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, age, marital status, familial status, or possession of a general education development certificate (GED).

08/11/2023

The Harrisburg Human Relations Commission (HHRC) was created in 1983 as part of the city's Nondiscrimination Ordinance. Harrisburg was the second Pennsylvania city to pass such an ordinance, as well as to create a Human Relations Commission.
The HHRC consists of nine volunteer commissioners. Eight are appointed by the mayor, and one by the city council - all are then approved by the city council. Commissioners serve three year terms, but may be reappointed. The ordinance also call for an Executive Director, and support staff.
The HHRC meets a minimum of ten times a year. All meetings are open to the public, and the dates, locations, agenda, and times are advertised in advance.
If you are interested in serving as a commissioner, please contact the mayor's office.

03/27/2022

Welcome Gretchen Little as the new Chairperson of the Commission.

02/18/2022
01/10/2022

Harrisburg Human Relations Commission (HHRC)
2022 Meeting Dates

All dates are the second Monday of each month, except for October, which is the third Monday.

Meetings are scheduled to begin at 5:30pm, and are held in the MLK Jr. City Government Center, 10 N. 2nd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101, room 213.

January 10, 2022

February 14, 2022

March 14, 2022

April 11, 2022

May 9, 2022

June 13, 2022

July 11, 2022

August 8, 2022

September 12, 2022

October 17, 2022

November 14, 2022

December 12, 2022

12/10/2021
11/10/2021

The December 13, 2021 meeting is cancelled. Check the Commission's webpage on the city's website for updates, and the 2022 meeting dates.

Hot off the press! The HHRC has a new brochure. Copies are available from the Liaison's office, or at several locations ...
09/21/2021

Hot off the press! The HHRC has a new brochure. Copies are available from the Liaison's office, or at several locations around the city.

08/03/2021

The Human Relations Commission August meeting is cancelled. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 13, 2021.

Mark your calendars for Aug. 21 – Cultural Fest is back this summer!The Dauphin County Commissioners are thrilled to hos...
07/01/2021

Mark your calendars for Aug. 21 – Cultural Fest is back this summer!
The Dauphin County Commissioners are thrilled to host this celebration of family, friendship, food, music and entertainment.
This year's headliner is Tony! Toni! Tone!, and there are so many other great performances lined up.
Make sure you join us on City Island!
Highmark Dauphin County Parks & Recreation UPMC

In regards to recent changes with Covid-19 restrictions being lifted, the HHRC will resume holding meetings beginning Mo...
06/22/2021

In regards to recent changes with Covid-19 restrictions being lifted, the HHRC will resume holding meetings beginning Monday, July 12, 2021 at 5:30pm at the MLK Govt. Center Complex. Any further details will be shared closer to the meeting date along with a reminder. Meetings are open for public attendance. Contact us for more information.

06/15/2021

We are searching for Harrisburg community residents of various ethnic and cultural identities who believe in the importance of advocating for inclusivity and protection for all and defeat discrimination. Are you interested in becoming a Commissioner for the Harrisburg Human Relations Commission [HHRC]? Forward your resume and cover letter with a brief statement on why you should be considered a candidate, to our staff liaison Deborah Sibbering at [email protected].

Our flowchart on The Complaint Process, will help provide guidance on each step that is taken upon receiving your Discri...
06/14/2021

Our flowchart on The Complaint Process, will help provide guidance on each step that is taken upon receiving your Discrimination Report Form.

https://laserfiche.harrisburgpa.gov/Forms/HHRC-Discrimination-Form

1. Complaint Filed. 2. Review for Jurisdiction 3. Complaint Recorded. 4. Complaint Served. 5. Respondent Answer 6. Mediation Optional 7a. Voluntary Settlement 7b. Continued Investigation 8. Initial Findings 9a. No Probable Cause 9b. Continued Investigation 10a. Possible Appeal 10b. Conciliation Effort 11a. Settlement 11b. Public Hearing 12a. Discrimination Unsubstantiated 12b. Discrimination Substantiated 13a. Compliance 13b. Possible HHRC Review Board

06/14/2021

If you are facing any issues with discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, education, and lending, which occur within the territorial limits of the City of Harrisburg, follow the link below to file a HHRC Discrimination Report Form.

https://laserfiche.harrisburgpa.gov/Forms/HHRC-Discrimination-Form

06/04/2021
06/04/2021

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10 North Second Street
Harrisburg, PA
17101

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Welcome Gretchen Little as the new Chairperson of the Commission.
Harrisburg Human Relations Commission (HHRC)
2022 Meeting Dates

All dates are the second Monday of each month, except for October, which is the third Monday.

Meetings are scheduled to begin at 5:30pm, and are held in the MLK Jr. City Government Center, 10 N. 2nd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101, room 213.

January 10, 2022

February 14, 2022

March 14, 2022

April 11, 2022

May 9, 2022

June 13, 2022

July 11, 2022

August 8, 2022

September 12, 2022

October 17, 2022

November 14, 2022

December 12, 2022
The December 13, 2021 meeting is cancelled. Check the Commission's webpage on the city's website for updates, and the 2022 meeting dates.
Hot off the press! The HHRC has a new brochure. Copies are available from the Liaison's office, or at several locations around the city.
The Human Relations Commission August meeting is cancelled. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 13, 2021.
Mark your calendars for Aug. 21 – Cultural Fest is back this summer!
The Dauphin County Commissioners are thrilled to host this celebration of family, friendship, food, music and entertainment.
This year's headliner is Tony! Toni! Tone!, and there are so many other great performances lined up.
Make sure you join us on City Island!
Highmark Dauphin County Parks & Recreation UPMC
In regards to recent changes with Covid-19 restrictions being lifted, the HHRC will resume holding meetings beginning Monday, July 12, 2021 at 5:30pm at the MLK Govt. Center Complex. Any further details will be shared closer to the meeting date along with a reminder. Meetings are open for public attendance. Contact us for more information.
We are searching for Harrisburg community residents of various ethnic and cultural identities who believe in the importance of advocating for inclusivity and protection for all and defeat discrimination. Are you interested in becoming a Commissioner for the Harrisburg Human Relations Commission [HHRC]? Forward your resume and cover letter with a brief statement on why you should be considered a candidate, to our staff liaison Deborah Sibbering at [email protected].
Our flowchart on The Complaint Process, will help provide guidance on each step that is taken upon receiving your Discrimination Report Form.

https://laserfiche.harrisburgpa.gov/Forms/HHRC-Discrimination-Form

1. Complaint Filed. 2. Review for Jurisdiction 3. Complaint Recorded. 4. Complaint Served. 5. Respondent Answer 6. Mediation Optional 7a. Voluntary Settlement 7b. Continued Investigation 8. Initial Findings 9a. No Probable Cause 9b. Continued Investigation 10a. Possible Appeal 10b. Conciliation Effort 11a. Settlement 11b. Public Hearing 12a. Discrimination Unsubstantiated 12b. Discrimination Substantiated 13a. Compliance 13b. Possible HHRC Review Board