Human Relations Unit
The City of Fort Worth Human Relations Unit (HRU) provides information and services related to basic human rights, including enforcement of the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance and federal housing, employment and accommodation laws. It also provides staff support to the city council-appointed Human Relations Commission. Additionally, the HRU strives to help create a welcoming community for all people by providing resources and outreach efforts that promote basic human rights and facilitate harmonious relationships among Fort Worth’s diverse population.
The Human Relations Unit (HRU) has the authority to enforce city ordinances and federal laws that prohibit discrimination in the areas of housing, employment and public accommodations. The HRU includes a staff of investigators and support personnel who can receive complaints if the city has jurisdiction, work toward conciliation with the parties involved, conduct investigations and issue a charge or determination if conciliation is not reached.
The HRU promotes diversity and inclusion through its community outreach efforts, which include workshops and training, special programming such as Movies That Matter and Latino Americans, participation in community events, and other resources.