Human Rights Resources

​​If you have experienced discrimination, the Salem Human Rights and Relations Advisory Commission (HRRAC) may be able to help.

Commission assistance

One of the primary duties of the HRRAC is to take action on discrimination concerns regarding housing, employment and public accommodation such as businesses, movie theaters, motels and restaurants. If you have a concern, contact the Title VI/Section 504 Coordinator or file a discrimination complaint.

Available help may include:

  • General assistance. An HRRAC Commissioner or staff person can assist you in exploring your options and offer support as you pursue them.
  • Mediation. Mediation is an opportunity to work out differences through clarification and conversation. It can often be more helpful to work out problems with the people involved rather than start a long legal process. These discussions can take place either informally or with the assistance of trained mediators.
  • Referral. Some problems can be resolved through other agencies including:

In some cases you may decide to go to court with a civil complaint. You need to hire a private attorney.

Discrimination resources 

The Discrimination Resource Directory (link) provides information about organizations who provide assistance with concerns of discrimination. The HRRAC does not endorse, recommend, or evaluate resources, programs, providers, or services. The City of Salem cannot guarantee the accuracy of information provided nor the quality of the services provided by these organizations.

  
Description
  
Contact Info
  
Provides information, receives complaints, investigates complaints as appropriate.
Information for housing consumers
503-223-8197 ext. 2 or
1-800-424-3247 ext. 2
  
Resources for reporting concerns of adult abuse and tools for the prevention of elder abuse.
Help with elder abuse concerns
503-304-3400
TTY:  503-370-4307
  
Provides information, receives complaints, investigates complaints as appropriate.
BOLI Civil Rights Division
English:  971-673-0764
Español:  971-673-2818
  
Receives filings of charges of discrimination in employment. Connects to mediation services and conducts investigations as appropriate.
Filing a charge of discrimination
1-800-669-4000
TTY:  1-800-669-6820
ASL Video Phone:  1-844-234-5122
Email:  info@eeoc.gov
  
Description
  
Contact Info
  
Provides assistance with legal matters related to disabilities in Oregon. 
Intake Form
503-243-2081
1-800-452-1694
TTY users:  dial 711
  
Provides information, receives complaints, investigates complaints as appropriate.
Information for housing consumers
503-223-8197 ext. 2 or
1-800-424-3247 ext. 2
  
Provides information, receives complaints, investigates complaints as appropriate.
BOLI Civil Rights Division
English:  971-673-0764
Español:  971-673-2818
  
Information is provided related to employment, transportation, public services, education and other topics.  Lawyer referral service available.
Disabilities and discrimination information.

Inside Oregon: 1-800-452-8260
Outside Oregon: 503-620-0222
Email: info@osbar.org

  
Receives filings of charges of discrimination in employment. Connects to mediation services and conducts investigations as appropriate.
Filing a charge of discrimination
1-800-669-4000
TTY:  1-800-669-6820
ASL Video Phone:  1-844-234-5122
Email:  info@eeoc.gov
  
Description
  
Contact Info
  
Receives requests for help related to transgender discrimination.  In some cases provides legal assistance.
Requesting assistance with discrimination
503-227-3186
  
Assistance with navigating policies.  Information and referral.
Transgender resource information

​503-222-6151

  
Provides information, receives complaints, investigates complaints as appropriate.
Information for housing consumers
503-223-8197 ext. 2 or
1-800-424-3247 ext. 2
  
Provides information and resources regarding legal questions.  Accepts some cases.
Legal Help Desk
1-866-542-8336
  
Provides information, receives complaints, investigates complaints as appropriate.
BOLI Civil Rights Division
English:  971-673-0764
Español:  971-673-2818
  
Information related to employment rights.  Provides lawyer referral service.
Employment rights information

Inside Oregon: 1-800-452-8260
Outside Oregon: 503-620-0222
Email: info@osbar.org

  
Peer support and local referrals for people who are transgendered.
Salem Transgender Network
  
Receives filings of charges of discrimination in employment. Connects to mediation services and conducts investigations as appropriate.
Filing a charge of discrimination
1-800-669-4000
TTY:  1-800-669-6820
ASL Video Phone:  1-844-234-5122
Email:  info@eeoc.gov
  
Description
  
Contact Info
  
Provides information, receives complaints, investigates complaints as appropriate.
Information for housing consumers
503-223-8197 ext. 2 or
1-800-424-3247 ext. 2
  
Provides information, receives complaints, investigates complaints as appropriate.
BOLI Civil Rights Division
English:  971-673-0764
Español:  971-673-2818
  
Description
  
Contact Info
  
Provides information, receives complaints, investigates complaints as appropriate.
Information for housing consumers
503-223-8197 ext. 2 or
1-800-424-3247 ext. 2
  
Provides information, receives complaints, investigates complaints as appropriate.
BOLI Civil Rights Division
English:  971-673-0764
Español:  971-673-2818
  
Receives grievances related to discrimination.  Conducts investigations.
Chapter Website
503-877-4045
  
Receives filings of charges of discrimination in employment. Connects to mediation services and conducts investigations as appropriate.
Filing a charge of discrimination
1-800-669-4000
TTY:  1-800-669-6820
ASL Video Phone:  1-844-234-5122
Email:  info@eeoc.gov
  
Description
  
Contact Info
  
Receives requests for help related to transgender discrimination.  In some cases provides legal assistance.
Requesting assistance with discrimination
503-227-3186
  
Receives reports of anti-sematic activity. Provides religious discrimination resources.
Report form for anti-semetic activity

​212-885-7700

  
Provides information, receives complaints, investigates complaints as appropriate.
Information for housing consumers
503-223-8197 ext. 2 or
1-800-424-3247 ext. 2
  
Provides information, receives complaints, investigates complaints as appropriate.
BOLI Civil Rights Division
English:  971-673-0764
Español:  971-673-2818
  
Receives filings of charges of discrimination in employment. Connects to mediation services and conducts investigations as appropriate.
Filing a charge of discrimination
1-800-669-4000
TTY:  1-800-669-6820
ASL Video Phone:  1-844-234-5122
Email:  info@eeoc.gov
  
Description
  
Contact Info
  
Provides information, receives complaints, investigates complaints as appropriate.
Information for housing consumers
503-223-8197 ext. 2 or
1-800-424-3247 ext. 2
  
Provides information, receives complaints, investigates complaints as appropriate.
BOLI Civil Rights Division
English:  971-673-0764
Español:  971-673-2818
  
Receives filings of charges of discrimination in employment. Connects to mediation services and conducts investigations as appropriate.
Filing a charge of discrimination
1-800-669-4000
TTY:  1-800-669-6820
ASL Video Phone:  1-844-234-5122
Email:  info@eeoc.gov
  
Description
  
Contact Info
  
Assistance with navigating policies.  Information and referral.
Transgender resource information

​503-222-6151

  
Provides information, receives complaints, investigates complaints as appropriate.
Information for housing consumers
503-223-8197 ext. 2 or
1-800-424-3247 ext. 2
  
Provides information and resources regarding legal questions.  Accepts some cases.
Legal Help Desk
1-866-542-8336
  
Provides information, receives complaints, investigates complaints as appropriate.
BOLI Civil Rights Division
English:  971-673-0764
Español:  971-673-2818
  
Information related to employment rights.  Provides lawyer referral service.
Employment rights information

Inside Oregon: 1-800-452-8260
Outside Oregon: 503-620-0222
Email: info@osbar.org

  
Receives filings of charges of discrimination in employment. Connects to mediation services and conducts investigations as appropriate.
Filing a charge of discrimination
1-800-669-4000
TTY:  1-800-669-6820
ASL Video Phone:  1-844-234-5122
Email:  info@eeoc.gov
  
Description
  
Contact Info
  
Coordinates a "source of income" initiative. Receives complaints of concerns of discrimination.
Initiative and complaint information
866-719-4372
  
Provides information, receives complaints, investigates complaints as appropriate.
Information for housing consumers
503-223-8197 ext. 2 or
1-800-424-3247 ext. 2
  
Provides resident engagement groups, attorney resource network, and other resources.
Resource options available
415-546-7000
  
Provides information, receives complaints, investigates complaints as appropriate.
BOLI Civil Rights Division
English:  971-673-0764
Español:  971-673-2818
  
Description
  
  
Report
  
Facebook page for the Salem Human Rights and Relations Advisory Commission.
Commission Facebook
  
Access to legal help for low-income and elderly Oregonians.
Access to legal help for low-income and elderly Oregonians.
  
Information on discrimination related to DHS programs.
DHS information
  
Legal information for low-income Oregonians.
Legal information for low-income Oregonians.
  
Information about disabilities, employment discrimination, gender identity, landlord/tenant issues, sexual orientation, and other topics.
Legal assistance
  
Report

Contact us

Title VI / Section 504 Coordinator
555 Liberty ST SE RM 220
Salem OR 97301
Phone: 
TTY/TDD: