About Human Relations Commission

The North Carolina Human Relations Commission provides services and programs aimed at improving relationships among all citizens of the state, while seeking to ensure equal opportunities in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodations, recreation, education, justice and governmental services.

The commission also enforces the North Carolina State Fair Housing Act and is fully substantially equivalent with the Division of Fair Housing within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The commission participated in writing and implementing the Fair Housing goals for the Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy (CHAS) and the Consolidated Housing Plan required by the federal government.

Further, the commission also serves as a resource to Community Development Block Grant recipients in helping them develop adequate Fair Housing plans. The commission supports and works with 57 local autonomous commissions throughout the state of North Carolina.

In addition, the commission also serves as a clearinghouse to disseminate information concerning North Carolina's employment law to citizens.