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The Office of Human Rights investigates incidents of hate/violence and complaints of discrimination. Victims of hate/violence crimes can seek compensation for replacement of property through the County's Partnership Fund, administered by the Office of Human Rights.

Employer's Information Employer’s Corner: Employment Laws, Compliance Requirements, Forms, Notices and Legislation for use and reference by employers. This section will be updated as revisions and changes warrant. Highlights and reminders of significant dates and deadlines will also be included. Learn More Here.

One Stop Fair Housing ShopREGISTER TODAY For the Montgomery County  “One Stop Fair Housing Shop” scheduled for Monday, April 30, 2018, 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM. FREE lunch will be provided and Certificate of Training will be awarded. County Exhibitors will display informational materials. Please note – late arrivals will not receive award.  This event is designed to educate professionals, citizens, advocates and property managers in the housing industry about, Section 8 HUD voucher as Source of Income, disability and reasonable accommodation provisions, common ownership community requirements, Respect Space-parking for handicap, Landlord-Tenant issues, population demography in the county, current regulations, legal updates and compliance. This educational seminar is a free event and will be held at the Silver Spring Civic Center, One Veteran Plaza (8525 Fenton Street), Silver Spring, Maryland 20910.  See flyer and Invitational Letter for more details.       REGISTER HERE.


2018 Civil Rights TourA FILM TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN POLICE AND THE REST OF THE COMMUNITY! Join us for the Film Screening and Panel Discussion of “Walking While Black, L.O.V.E. Is the Answer”, Sunday April 22, 2018.

This event is Free to the Public. Space for this event is limited. Register to attend at Invite others and join us for the viewing of this powerful documentary featuring Chief Melvin Russell, Baltimore City Police Dept. and other notable community leaders. A panel discussion with community leaders will follow.
Doors Open 3:00 p.m., Event Starts at 4:00 p.m. See Flyer here.  Reserve Your Seat Now!

See Complete List of Montgomery County Office of Human Rights Events Here.


Fair Housing Program. As a part of the Office of Human Rights, The Fair Housing Program has developed a far-reaching program of outreach and monitoring activities. If you feel you have been a victim of housing discrimination and would like to file a complaint, visit the Compliance Section of this web site, or call 240/777-8450 or TTY 240/777-8480. To obtain information on fair housing or to arrange for training for your business, group, or organization, call 240/777-8450. Visit the Fair Housing Section for more information.


Joint Statement of Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett with Montgomery County Human Rights Commission and the Committee on Hate Violence 

Again we are stunned and outraged at the continuing horrific acts of hate, violence and bigotry thrust upon the victims and members of our nation’s communities, this time in the city of Charlottesville, Virginia.  Our condolences and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of the deceased and injured participants and first responders. 

Montgomery County stands in solidarity with the Charlottesville community and condemns this senseless attack and inexcusable display of hatred by white supremacist groups. This is a time to unite in healing and we decry hateful attempts to divide our communities. See Full Statement.

Committee on Hate/Violence. The duties of the Hate/Violence Committee are to develop and distribute information about hate/violence, promote educational activities that demonstrate the positive value of ethnic and social diversity; advise the County Council, the County Executive, and County agencies about hate/violence in the County, and recommend such policies, programs, legislation, or regulations as it finds necessary to reduce the incidences of acts of hate/violence. Learn More.



County Executive Ike Leggett announced guidelines for a Montgomery County grant program that will match monies spent by County faith-based religious institutions that have experienced or are at risk to experience hate crimes. The “Faith-based Facilities Security Improvement Grants” program is a $225,000, one-time program approved by the County Council and supported by the County Executive and the Council as a response to recent hate crimes.



On the same day that some residents remembered the millions of lives lost due to hate during the Holocaust, a new group standing up against bigotry launched. The Communities United Against Hate (CUAH) of Montgomery County held its first rally at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School on Sunday evening. “We’re bringing people together,” said Paul Tiao, president of CUAH Montgomery County. “People who have been deeply involved in fighting discrimination, addressing hate incidents and hate crimes; we’re putting them together to work collaboratively to fight this problem more effectively.” Read More Here.


Compliance Do You Know Your Rights? We Are Here To Help. If you feel you have been discriminated in employment; real estate; housing; public accommodations; intimidation; race; gender identity; color; religious creed; genetic status; age; disability; or sexual orientation contact the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights at 240-777-8450. Inquries and/or questions concerning possible violations can also be made by calling 311.

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2017 Maryland Civil Rights Tour The Vision! The MoCo Pride Center will be a 501c3 organization designed to serve the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) community and its allies in Montgomery County, Maryland.  The vision of the MoCo Pride Center is to be the leading organization for LGBTQ resources and advocacy in our county. Our proposed mission is to organize, support, educate, and provide outreach to the LGBTQ community and its allies. Learn More About Us!

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Montgomery County Office of Human Rights · 21 Maryland Avenue, Suite 330 · Rockville, Maryland 20850
Telephone: 240.777.8450 · Fax: 240.777.8460 · MD Relay: 7-1-1

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