HRC launches cellular app for civil rights discrimination complaints

HRC launches mobile app for complaints about discrimination based on civil rights

Dayton residents can now report complaints of discrimination related to civil rights through a mobile app operated by the Dayton Human Relations Council (HRC).

HRC received CARES Act funding from the US Department of Urban Development to help develop a mobile application for reporting complaints of unlawful discrimination in the areas of housing, employment, credit transactions and public housing.

If a resident feels they have been discriminated against by any person or organization in any of these areas because of membership in one or more protected classes, they may be able to file a complaint.

The protected classes include: race, skin color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, place of birth, age, marital status, marital status or disability. Filing a complaint in the app is free and does not require a lawyer for the complaint to be investigated.

The app can be downloaded and installed on an iPhone or Android by searching for “Dayton Human Relations Council” in the selected app store.

“We found that our marginalized and vulnerable residents with limited or no internet access encountered barriers during the pandemic that prevented them from filing complaints. With the mobile app, they can do this from their phone, ”said HRC Managing Director Erica Fields.

For more information, contact the Human Relations Council at 937-333-1437.

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