Human Relations Commission

What We Do

The North Carolina Human Relations Commission provides services and programs aimed at improving relationships among all citizens of the state, while seeking to ensure equal opportunities in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodations, recreation, education, justice and governmental services.

The North Carolina Human Relations Commission provides services and programs aimed at improving relationships among all citizens of the state, while seeking to ensure equal opportunities in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodations, recreation, education, justice and governmental services.

The commission also enforces the North Carolina State Fair Housing Act and is fully substantially equivalent with the Division of Fair Housing within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The commission participated in writing and implementing the Fair Housing goals for the Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy (CHAS) and the Consolidated Housing Plan required by the federal government.

Further, the commission also serves as a resource to Community Development Block Grant recipients in helping them develop adequate Fair Housing plans. The commission supports and works with 57 local autonomous commissions throughout the state of North Carolina.

In addition, the commission also serves as a clearinghouse to disseminate information concerning North Carolina's employment law to citizens.

Human Relations Commission Members

The Commission advocates, enforces and promotes equality of opportunity in the areas of housing, fair employment practices, public accommodations, education, justice and governmental services.

The current Commissioners are:

Last Name

First Name

Seat Requirement

Term

Address

Beckett

Erika

Rep. of 3rd Congressional District

6/30/2018

Holly Ridge, NC 28441

Britt

Deborah

Rep. of 11th Congresssional District

6/30/2018

Mars Hill, NC 28754

Campbell

John

 

6/30/2019

Lumberton, NC 28360

Chance

Edith

 

 

Greensboro, NC 27455

Hughes

Matthew

 

6/30/2021

Hillsboro, NC 27278

Huffman

Richard

 

6/30/2021

Salisbury, NC 28144

Jackson

Ronald

 

6/30/2022

Aberdeen, NC 28315

Jarvis

Immanuel

 

6/30/2020

Durham, NC 27703

King

Toni

 

6/30/2020

Fayetteville, NC 28314

Kyzer

Joseph

 

6/30/2019

Raleigh, NC 27604

Mayfield

LaWana

 

 

Charlotte, NC 28208

Norman

Paul

 

6/30/2021

Raleigh, NC 27603

Poisson

Stewart

 

 

Wilmington, NC 28401

Rich

Arthur

 

6/30/2019

Garland, NC 28441

Romain

Toussaint

 

6/30/2021

Charlotte, NC 28320

Sprinkle

Sharon

 

6/30/2018

Tarboro, NC 27886

Stearns

Anna

 

6/30/2019

Raleigh, NC 27604

Stevenson, III

Ralph "Steve"

 

 

Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Teague

Anthony

 

6/30/2021

Hickory, NC 28602

Williams

Charlotte

 

6/30/2021

Hickory, NC 28601

Wilson

Adam

 

6/30/2020

Lincolnton, NC 28092

Local Human Relations Commissions/Councils in NC