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Monday, April, 22, 2019

PHRC Highlights National Fair Housing Month; Supports S0331 To Be Heard 4/23/19 in Senate Judiciary

April is National Fair Housing Month. Housing is a basic need for all, yet safe, affordable housing remains out of reach for many. Tenants who rely on lawful non-employment income (such as rental assistance, social security or child support) face even greater challenges. A recent SouthCoast Fair Housing study found widespread discrimination against low-income families […]

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Friday, April, 12, 2019

PHRC Hosts Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration

Please join Mayor Jorge Elorza, the Providence Human Relations Commission, the Center for South East Asians and ARISE and community partners in celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, honoring the City’s rich legacy of Asian American and Pacific Islanders in Providence and across the country. Mayor Elorza will be officially proclaiming May 2019 Asian Pacific […]

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Wednesday, April, 03, 2019

PHRC Hosts EPTF, EPI and Women’s Fund in Honor of Equal Pay Day

In honor of Equal Pay Day, members of the Providence Human Relations Commission hosted members of the Equal Pay Task Force, the Economic Progress Institute, and the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island yesterday, April 2nd, 2019, to discuss pay equity State and City-wide. Equal Pay Day represents how far into the year women must work […]

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Friday, March, 22, 2019

PHRC Hosts Women’s History Month Celebration with Mayor’s Office & Community Partners

Please join Mayor Jorge Elorza, the Providence Human Relations Commission, and community partners in recognizing Women’s History Month, honoring the City’s rich legacy of Providence women change-makers! 5:30-7:00pm Thursday, March 28, 2019 Alderman’s Chambers, City Hall 25 Dorrance Street, Providence RI 02903 Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public Attendees will have […]

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Thursday, March, 21, 2019

PHRC Statement on Municipal Source of Income Protections

The Providence Human Relations Commission yesterday joined Mayor Jorge Elorza, Councilwoman Rachel Miller, Councilman Nicholas Narducci, Representative Anastasia Williams, Senator Harold Metts, Executive Director of United Way Cortney Nicolato and DARE Vice-Chair Malchus Mills to announce a municipal source of income discrimination protections initiative, to be introduced via ordinance by Councilwoman Miller on the Council […]

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Friday, March, 15, 2019

PHRC Statement on Masjid al Noor and Linwood Masjid Tragedy

Our hearts are heavy with the news of a targeted massacre at Masjid al Noor and Linwood Masjid in Christchurch, New Zealand this morning. We thank our local mosques and partners for creating a space to grieve and heal in community, and the Department of Public Safety for proactively working to ensure community spaces are […]

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Tuesday, March, 12, 2019

PHRC Supports H5137, To Be Heard 3/12/19 in House Judiciary

A proud member of the HOMES RI campaign, the Providence Human Relations Commission stands in strong support of House Bill 5137 alongside Mayor Elorza. If passed, the bill would enact protections against source of income discrimination for renters across the State, and would especially serve to protect low-income renters in Providence–the city home to the […]

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Thursday, March, 07, 2019

PHRC Releases 2018 Annual Report

The Providence Human Relations Commission is proud to publish its 2018 Annual Report, pursuant to City Charter art. XI §1103(b)(4). PHRC Annual Report 2018 Impaneled in 1963, the Providence Human Relations Commission works primarily to build community, expanding and protecting residents’ rights to fair housing, education, employment, credit, and public accommodations, free from discrimination. In […]

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Wednesday, January, 02, 2019

PHRC Hosts 16th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Awards & Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony with Mayor’s Office

Please join Mayor Elorza and the Providence Human Relations Commission in celebrating Dr. King’s powerful legacy, by highlighting the work of Providence civic leaders who embody his mission. When: Thursday, January 31, 5:30-7:00pm Where: Council Chambers, 3rd Floor of City Hall – Refreshments will be served – This event is free and open to the […]

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Wednesday, November, 21, 2018

PHRC Hosts Native American Heritage Month Celebration with Mayor’s Office

Please join Mayor Elorza and the Providence Human Relations Commission in recognizing Native American Heritage Month, paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of indigenous communities across the Americas that have shaped the City of Providence into what it is today. When: Monday, November 26, 5:30-7:00pm Where: Council Chambers, 3rd Floor of City Hall […]

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