COVID-19 UPDATE: Beginning March 21, 2020, to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff, OHR is operating remotely and will not be providing walk-in or in-person services.
How does this impact our physical locations?
Beginning March 21, OHR will be available for service via our website, phone and email only. Currently, in-person or walk-in service is not available.
How you can access our services:
Discrimination Complaint Submission: Discrimination complaint questionnaires may be submitted to OHR through the online questionnaire on the OHR website at https://topics.arlingtonva.us/human-rights/. Alternatively, you may contact Anna Maynard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 571-305-3153 or Aruna Minhas at email@example.com or 571-305-3417. At this time, all interviews will be conducted virtually.
Case Status Updates: Please contact the staff person assigned to your case for any updates at the information provided above.
Accommodation Requests: For questions regarding Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance or accommodation requests, please contact Courtney Sales at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-288-3559.
Coronavirus: Information You Should Know. Misinformation about coronavirus can create fear and hurt people. Please find more information on the county’s website at https://health.arlingtonva.us/covid-19-coronavirus-updates/.
Coronavirus doesn’t recognize race, nationality, or ethnicity. If you experience discrimination, please contact the Arlington County Office of Human Rights. We are stronger when we stand together.
The Human Rights Commission receives, investigates and conciliates complaints — free of charge — from those who believe they have been victims of unlawful discrimination. The Commission’s investigative and hearing processes usually result in complaints resolution. If necessary, the Commission can, with County Board approval, seek enforcement of its decisions in court.
Meetings & Minutes
NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 emergency, the Human Rights Commission meeting schedules and format have changed. At this time, confirmed meetings will convene virtually.
How to View and Participate in a Virtual Human Rights Commission Meeting
Virtual Human Rights Commission meetings will be held through electronic communication means in compliance with the Code of Virginia and Arlington County’s Continuity of Operations Ordinance. All meetings are open to virtual attendance by the public and closed to in-person attendance.
- Commission members, staff, and public comment will be hosted by teleconference/videoconference via Microsoft Teams. The link to the meeting will be posted at least one week in advance.
- The public may also submit written comments to the Commission using this form.
- A recording of the meeting will be posted to the County website two business days after the meeting.
- The public can participate by sharing live verbal testimony.
- Speakers will join the meeting via Microsoft Teams (accessible through a web browser or the free app), or, via a phone line to provide their comments.
Next Meeting: Thursday, September 10, 2020 7 PM.
+1 347-973-6905 United States, New York City (Toll)
Conference ID: 320 811 435#
- HRC August 13, 2020 Recorded Meeting
- HRC July 7, 2020 Recorded Meeting
- June 2020-no meeting held
- May 2020-no meeting held
- April 2020-no meeting held
- March 2020-no meeting held
- HRC Feb 2020 Minutes
- HRC Jan 2020 Minutes
- HRC October 10, 2019 Minutes
- HRC September 12, 2019 Minutes
- HRC July 11, 2019 Minutes
- HRC June 13, 2019 Meeting
- HRC May 2019 Meeting Minutes
- HRC March 2019 Minutes
- HRC February 14, 2019 Minutes
- HRC January 2019 Minutes
Reports and Special Events
- Fair Housing Testing Reports
- James B. Hunter Awards
- Tiffany Joslyn Human Rights Forum
- Human Rights Events
- “EEO is the Law” Posters (EEOC)
- ADA Accommodations
- LGBTQIA+ Resources in Arlington
- Fact Sheets
- Human Rights Brochure
- Folleto de derechos humanos
- EEO Complainant Notification of Rights (Internal/Applicant)
- EEO Complainant Notification of Rights (External)
- Alexandria Human Rights Commission
- Fairfax County Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs
- US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission