The Office of Human Rights recently launched a Fair Housing “Know Your Rights” campaign. The goal of the education and awareness campaign is to educate the immigrant community and members of the GLBT community about their rights under the Fair Housing laws enforced by OHR. The campaign includes English and Spanish ads in local newspapers, as well as WMATA ads that will appear on buses and in metro stations across the District. The partner for the WMATA portion of the campaign is the Equal Rights Center.
The DC Office of Human Rights is an agency of the District of Columbia government that seeks to eradicate discrimination, increase equal opportunity and protect human rights in the city. The Office enforces the DC Human Rights Act of 1977 and other laws and policies on nondiscrimination. The Office is also the advocate for the practice of good human relations and mutual understanding among the various racial ethnic and religious groups in the District of Columbia. The Office is also committed to educating persons that live, work or visit the District about the Human Rights laws in the District.