Special Announcement

The Mission of the Topeka Human Relations Commission (THRC) is to support efforts to eliminate prejudice because of race, religion, creed, color, sex, disability, national origin or ancestry, or age and further goodwill among all people of the city and promote goodwill, cooperation and conciliation within the city.

Due to the City’s budget shortfall, the Topeka Human Relations department has been eliminated. However, the Topeka Human Relations Commission (THRC) will continue to work toward eliminating prejudice. Other city personnel will continue to assist the Commission and the main office phone number will remain unchanged.

Passage of City Ordinance No. 19433 removed certain duties from the Commission. As such, the THRC will be unable to continue investigation or resolution of complaints.

To fully protect your rights we recommend that you contact the appropriate state or federal civil rights agency to file a complaint.

Employment or Public Accommodations Discrimination Contact:
Kansas Human Rights Commission, Topeka office
Main number: 785-296-3206
Toll free: 1-888-793-6874
Fax number 785-296-0589
TDD: 785-296-0245
E-mail: khrc@ink.org
Website: www.khrc.net
Address: 900 SW Jackson, Suite 568-S, Topeka, KS 66612-1258 (Walk-ins are always welcome)
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday -Friday

OR

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Kansas City Area Office
Phone: 1-800-669-4000
Fax number: 913-551-6957
TTY: 1-800-669-6820
Website: www.eeoc.gov/field/kansascity/index.cfm
Address: Gateway Tower II, 4th & State Ave., 9th Floor, Kansas City, KS 66101 (Walk-in visit between 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

Housing Discrimination Contact:
Kansas Human Rights Commission, Topeka office
Main number: 785-296-3206
Toll free: 1-888-793-6874
Fax number 785-296-0589
TDD: 785-296-0245
E-mail: khrc@ink.org
Website: www.khrc.net
Address: 900 SW Jackson, Suite 568-S, Topeka, KS 66612-1258 (Walk-ins are always welcome)
Hours: 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday -Friday

OR

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Kansas City Regional Office
Phone: 913-551-6958
Toll Free: 800-743-5323
TTY: 913-551-6972
Website: www.hud.gov
Address: Gateway Tower II, 400 State Avenue, Room 200, Kansas City, KS 66101

Landlord – Tenant Complaints / Issues Contact:
Housing & Credit Counseling Inc. (HCCI), Topeka Office
Phone: 785-234-0217
Fax number: 785-234-0237
Para Español: 1-800-383-0217 ext. 305
Email: hcci@hcci-ks.org
Website: www.hcci-ks.org
Address: 1195 SW Buchanan, Suite 101, Topeka, KS 66604

 

(Last Updated July 14, 2010)