Kay Kyungsun Yu, Esq.


Rabbi Rebecca T. Alpert
Regina Austin, Esq.
Fernando Chang-Muy, Esq.
Thomas H. Earle, Esq.
Marshall E. Freeman
Sarah E. Ricks, Esq.

Executive Director

Rue Landau, Esq.

About Us

Established in 1951 under the City Charter, the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations is the quasi-judicial agency empowered to enforce Philadelphia's civil rights laws and to deal with all matters of intergroup conflicts within the City.

Through its Compliance Division, the Commission investigates claims of unlawful discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, and the delivery of City services, on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, or source of income. The Commissioners decide disputed claims through adjudicatory public hearings.

Through its Community Relations Division, the Commission mediates to ease intergroup and community tensions and conducts public hearings for informational and educational purposes. The recommendations outlined in this report fall within the authority and jurisdiction of the Commission's Community Relations Division.