The Columbus Community Relations Commission
The Department of Neighborhoods' Community Relations Commission protects the rights of Columbus residents by offering investigations into of discrimination, providing voluntary mediations, and by hosting programming to eliminate discrimination and remove the effects of past discrimination within the City of Columbus.
The Community Relations Commission (CRC) is granted the authority to investigate discrimination complaints by Columbus City Code Sections 2331 and 139. These define unlawful discriminatory practice in Columbus. Currently there are 12 protected classes. There are also 3 areas in which discrimination is protected. They are Employment, housing, and public accommodation.
Once you file a complaint with the CRC, you will be contacted by a CRC Investigator. The investigator will work with you to gather facts, offer information, and guide you through the process. At the end of the investigation, the Commissioners of the CRC will review the complaint to make a final determination.
As your front door to the City of Columbus, the Department of Neighborhoods, looks forward to serving all communities through the work of the Community Relations Commission and our other programming.