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.