If you live or work in the City of Allentown, and feel you have been discriminated against, based on any protected class, you can file a complaint by emailing HumanRelationsComplaint@AllentownPA.gov.
The Human Relations Officer will discuss your concern, and if you would like to file a formal complaint, will set up an appointment for you to come into the office at Allentown City Hall (435 Hamilton Street).
If an appointment has been made for you, you will need to provide the following information during your appointment:
If this is an employment complaint, you will need to provide:
If it is a public accommodation complaint (which means denial or unfair treatment in a business, agency or service provider), you will need to provide:
For a housing complaint, you will need to provide the following:
The Human Relations Commission investigator will be nonjudgmental. Investigators who speak both English and Spanish are available. Be sure to give all the facts and details to the investigator. Answer all questions fully. Provide any witnesses or documents, such as a payroll slip or rent receipts, and be sure to keep your investigator advised of any change in your address or phone number. The investigator will determine if more information is needed and will help you to prepare a formal statement, which you will sign.
The Human Relations Officer is compelled to deal with housing complaints within 100 days. Complaints regarding employment and public accommodation can take longer.
City of Allentown - 435 Hamilton Street - 610-439-5999