What We Do

The Lancaster City Human Relations Commission positively promotes the cause of human rights in the City of Lancaster by working to eliminate discrimination through citizen action, education, and enforcement.  The Commission promotes equal access to the social, cultural, recreational and economic life of our City by administering and enforcing the City’s Human Relations ordinance.


This ordinance provides for the equal treatment of all persons in employment practices, access to housing and commercial property, education, public accommodations, lending practices and real estate practices in the City of Lancaster without regard to:
–  Sexual orientation or gender identity
–  Familial, marital status, or pregnancy
–  Guide dog or support animal
–  Race, color, religion, ancestry, or national origin
–  Gender, including sexual harassment
–  Age
–  Handicap or disability
–  Possession of GED


To submit a complaint to the Lancaster City Human Relations Commission, print and complete the following:


Lancaster City Human Relations Complaint Form


After you have completed complaint and verification forms mail to:
Lancaster City Human Relations Commission:
P.O. Box 8292
Lancaster, PA 17604-8292

Contact Info


Please call the helpline number below for meeting locations.



(717) 735-6250


Meeting Schedule

The Lancaster City Human Relations Commission Board of Directors will meet the third Saturday of every month at 1 PM.