Human Relations Commission

Human Relations Commission

Mission & Objectives

What is the Human Relations Commission?

The Human Relations Commission (formerly known as the Community Relations Commission) established in 1966 through the passage of Ordinance No. 3389, was created to ensure that all community members of the City of Riverside receive or participate in:

  1. Equal justice before the law.
  2. Equal socio-economic and political opportunities.
  3. Protection of dignity and integrity of every individual.
  4. Responsible citizenship.
  5. Responsive redress of grievances.
  6. Equitable opportunities in health, housing, education and employment.
  7. Respect and support of the law.
  8. Education related to basic human rights and responsibilities.
  9. Reduction and eventual elimination of prejudice among people based on race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or sexual orientation.


To advocate for equal opportunity, justice, and access to services and opportunities in the City of Riverside. To empower communities and institutions. To promote an informed and inclusive multicultural society. To engage in activities designed to aid in eliminating prejudice, intolerance and discrimination against individuals or groups for any reason, including but not limited to

  • race,
  • color,
  • religion,
  • national origin,
  • language,
  • immigration status,
  • sex,
  • sexual orientation,
  • gender identity,
  • gender expression
  • disability status,
  • economic status and
  • cultural background.

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3900 Main St. 7th Floor
Riverside, CA 92522

Phone: (951) 826-5551


Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed on Weekends and Major Holidays
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