The City of Fort Wayne Metropolitan Human Relations Commission continues to serve the public during COVID-19 crisis. To start the process of filing a complaint, please visit our office or call (260) 427-1146 and you will be connected with a Metro representative. You are also encouraged to visit the Metropolitan Human Relations Commission’s website at http://www.fortwaynemetro.org/contact-us/general-inquiries.html. to submit a general inquiry to the Commission. We appreciate your patience through this difficult time.
Metro has received calls regarding lock-out and utility shut-off reports from tenants seeking legal help. If you believe you have been discriminated against Metro can assist you in filing a Fair Housing complaint. If you are in need of legal services regarding tenant rights (legal representation), please use this resource list put together by our partners to better assist you. Find the list in Spanish here. Find the list in Burmese here.
Fair Housing Protections & the Covid-19 Fact Sheet
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Commission is working to better understand and address any fair housing impacts of this public health emergency. We hope the fact sheet below is helpful to renters, home owners, housing providers, social service providers, and other community organizations, as we all work to address the pandemic.
Vivienda Justa Y La Epidemia Mundial COVID-19
La Comisión Metropolitana de Relaciones Humanas está trabajando para comprender mejor y abordar cualquier impacto de vivienda justa de esta emergencia de salud pública en respuesta a la epidemia COVID-19. Esperamos que la siguiente hoja informativa sea útil para inquilinos, propietarios de viviendas, proveedores de viviendas, proveedores de servicios sociales y otras organizaciones comunitarias, ya que todos trabajamos para abordar la pandemia.
The EEOC’s updated Pandemic Preparedness document addresses FAQs on workplace pandemic planning, including COVID-19, as it relates to the ADA.The EEOC’s updated Pandemic Preparedness document addresses FAQs on workplace pandemic planning, including COVID-19, as it relates to the ADA.
People experiencing homelessness often have a higher risk of exposure to infectious diseases. HUD guidance for homeless service providers offers information on preventing and treating these diseases and resources to access local health care centers.
Metro in partnership with Steele Business Coaching is conducting a FREE webinar that will explain what unlawful harassment is and will teach employees how to identify and prevent harassment in the workplace. We will explain what the employer and employees rights and obligations are under the law. We will also cover what to do when you receive an internal complaint of harassment.
Here is the agenda:
- Who is Metro (follow them at https://www.facebook.com/fwmetro/)
- What laws does Metro enforce
- What is Metro’s jurisdiction
- What is discrimination
- What is illegal harassment
- How to protect yourself and prevent harassment
- Examples of harassment
- How you correct the effects of harassment
- What to do after you receive an internal complaint of harassment
- Employees and Employers rights and duties