The Westchester County Human Rights Law is designed to protect Westchester County residents, employees, and visitors from discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodation and credit and its jurisdiction is countywide. It is administered by the Westchester County Human Rights Commission.

County Executive George Latimer and the Board of Legislators have consistently supported the work of this Commission and agree that discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated in this County.

Developing a partnership with the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Office (HUD), the Commission established the County’s first Fair Housing Law which is substantially equivalent to the Federal Fair Housing Act. Because of this partnership, any complaint filed with HUD from Westchester County will be sent to the Commission for investigation.

In addition to investigating, conciliating, and adjudicating claims, the Commission is committed to education and outreach initiatives throughout Westchester County. We provide programs and services to employers, schools, service clubs and organizations that foster education, awareness and understanding of diversity, unity and humanity.

We are pleased to serve Westchester County in this capacity.