EEO / Fair Housing

The Office of Equal Opportunity (EEO) oversees the City's Affirmative Action Plan which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, and status as a Vietnam Era Veteran. The Affirmative Action Plan applies to all aspects of the City's personnel policies, programs, practices and operations.

This office also has responsibility for enforcing the City's Human Rights and MWBE Ordinance and monitoring fair housing laws and policies. Accordingly, EEO handles complaints of discrimination and, where appropriate, refers cases to agencies such as: The City of Albany Human Rights Commission, New York State Civil Rights Bureau, New York State Division of Human Rights, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Services include:
  • Affirmative Action
  • African-American History Month Celebration
  • Employment Discrimination Complaints
  • Fair Housing Education & Outreach
  • Fair Housing Month Celebration
  • Housing Discrimination Complaints
  • Human Rights Commission
  • Human Rights Complaints
  • Juneteenth Celebration
  • Minority and Female Recruitment
  • MWBE
  • Race Equality and Inclusive Communities Week
  • Section 3 Technical Assistance Initiative

EEO/Fair Housing Contact


City Hall
Room 301
24 Eagle Street
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 434-5296