Advisory Groups, Authorities, & Commissions

Human Rights Commission


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Serve as a commissioner on the Arlington Human Rights Commission.

If you are an Arlington County resident, have an interest in protecting human rights, and are willing to commit to one evening per month - we'd like to hear from you.  Submit an online application now!  

Contact the Human Rights Office at or 703-228-3929 if you have questions.

In Arlington County it is unlawful to discriminate because of Race, National Origin, Color, Marital Status, Sex, Religion, Age, Disability, Sexual Orientation, or Familial Status (being pregnant or having children under age 18.)

It is also unlawful to retaliate against any person who opposes discriminatory practices.

Discrimination is prohibited in the sale, rental, or financing of housing or commercial real estate, the provision of public accommodations; applications for or offers of credit; enrollment in private educational institutions; and employment.

The Human Rights Commission holds primary responsibility to receive, investigate, and conciliate complaints from those who believe they have been victims of unlawful discrimination. This is a free public service. The Commission's investigative and hearing processes usually result in resolution of complaints. If necessary, however, the Commission can, with County Board approval, seek enforcement of its decisions in court.

Do you have a need that requires ADA accommodation? Use this form (PDF) (HTML) to make your request for accommodation.


James B. Hunter Awards 

Information, Guidelines, Criteria, 2012 Recipients, Past Recipients

Filing a Charge

File a Charge of Discrimination

Fair Housing

Read the Reports

Human Rights Ordinance

The Human Rights Ordinance is Chapter 31 of the Arlington County Code. View the Ordinance. (PDF)

News & Events

James B. Hunter Awards, Meeting Schedule

Role & Membership

Human Rights Commission Members

Contact the Human Rights Commission

ADA Accommodation Request (printable PDF) 

Outreach & Education

Reports, Fact Sheets, Statements


Comparative Analysis (2000-2004), Percentage of Complaints and Inquiries


Alexandria Human Rights Office, Fairfax County Human Rights Commission, Prince William County Human Rights Commission, Virginia Council on Human Rights, Virginia Fair Housing Office, U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division


Office of Human Rights, Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action and the Americans with Disabilities Act
2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 318
Arlington, VA 22201

TEL 703.228.3929
TTY 703.228.4611
FAX 703.228.4390

Last Modified: January 21, 2014
2100 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington, VA 22201 Tel: 703-228-3000 TTY: 703-228-4611