About Us - Community Affairs

About Us - Community Affairs

About Us

The City of Tampa Community Affairs (a Division of Neighborhood Empowerment) provides the public with the opportunity to file discrimination complaints in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations through the enforcement of the City of Tampa Human Rights Ordinance as well as federal laws. This is done through contractual agreements with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Discrimination complaints that are within the City of Tampa jurisdiction are received by the Division of Community Affairs for mediation and/or investigation based on the different laws that protect persons who believe they have been discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or marital status.

Educational outreach activities are also coordinated by the Division of Community Affairs in an effort to inform the public about human rights issues.

The Division of Community Affairs services are confidential and free of charge for anyone seeking to file a complaint, or seeking information regarding their particular issue or circumstance. If jurisdictional requirements are not met, referral to the appropriate agency is provided.