Mayor's Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations
- Analysis of Fair Housing Impediments
- 2010 Strategic Plan
- Consolidated Plan: 2010 - 2014
- Human Rights Commissions Report (1999-2008)
- Ordinance Accepting Fair Housing Analysis and Plan (1997)
The Mayor's Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations works to promote understanding and respect among all citizens and provides the community recourse for discriminatory acts.
The Commission investigates alleged incidents of discrimination and tries to mediate settlements between affected parties. The Commission acts as a clearing house for information regarding Human Rights and offers it's services to help educate interested citizens and community groups.
City Ordinances Prohibit Discrimination
The purpose of the ordinance is to provide every person in Springfield, Missouri equal opportunities. Discrimination based on a person's race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, or familial status in housing, is forbidden by law. Discrimination based on a person's race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age (40-69 years) or disability in employment, public accommodations is forbidden by law.
To determine if your problem is covered by the discrimination laws enforced by the Springfield Mayor's Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations, contact our office at the address, telephone number, or E-mail address to the right.
There is NO Charge for filing of complaints and there IS protection against any retaliation.
If your problem is covered by the Springfield Mayor's Commission on Human Rights, you will be scheduled for an intake interview by appointment.
After a complaint is filed, it is the responsibility of the complainant to cooperate with the Commission during the investigation, and to keep the Commission informed of any change of address or phone number.