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A Division of Neighborhood Empowerment, Community Affairs provides impartial, unbiased investigation services of discrimination complaints in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations to any person who believes has been discriminated against on the basis of his or her race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, familial status or marital status. Mediation services are also offered to both parties as a voluntary, informal and confidential way for all involved to reach an early resolution of the case. Both of these services are free of charge.

For an overview, please watch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptLyXpEwHck English

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNNdXTFX0E8  "Español"

Community Affairs coordinates outreach activities by offering employment and housing educational workshops/seminars to keep the public informed about their legal rights and to provide guidance to those involved in the housing industry.

Community Affairs addresses concerns or inquiries about the rights of persons with disabilities and serves as a liaison to the Mayor's Alliance for Persons with Disabilities. It also provides technical assistance and support to the City of Tampa Human Rights Board.

Questions regarding discrimination complaints or the investigation process should be made directly to the Division of Community Affairs (813) 274-5835, located at 2105 North Nebraska Avenue - Tampa, Florida 33602. Communication to/from governmental offices are considered public record.