Human Rights Commission
The Sharpsburg Human Rights Commission’s mission is to safeguard, educate on, and advocate for the rights of all Sharpsburg residents based on the principles of equality and equity. The Commission is an intent of Sharpsburg Borough Council to protect and safeguard the right and opportunity of all persons to be free from all forms of discrimination, including discrimination based on real or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, marital status, familial status, or veteran status. The Council’s purpose in creating the Human Rights Commission is to promote the public health and welfare of all who live and work in the Borough and that all have equal access to employment, housing, and public accommodations.
Connect with HRC
HRC meetings are held every other month on the Tuesday prior to the Borough Council meeting. HRC may adjust the date of meeting and add on meetings, as needed. HRC meetings are open to the public and are held in person at the Sharpsburg Borough Building, 1611 Main Street, Pittsburgh PA 15215.
If the Commission is not able to meet in person, or circumstance change, the Commission will meet on Zoom at the following link:
Meeting ID: 950 5160 2787
Find your local number: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kexOYIS0Nk
Any person(s) claiming to be aggrieved by an unlawful practice may make, sign and file a complaint alleging violation(s) of this chapter, which shall include the following information:
- The name and address of the aggrieved person(s);
- The name and address of the person(s) alleged to have committed the prohibited practice;
- Particularity of the case, a statement of the facts, including pertinent dates, constituting the alleged unlawful practice;
- If applicable, the address and a description of any housing accommodation, commercial property, employer or public accommodation that is involved; and
- Such other information as may be required by the Commission.
Complaints may be filed in person or by mail at the Borough’s office. All complaints must be received by the Borough office within 180 days from the alleged unlawful practice or, for an ongoing unlawful practice 180 days of the last date the alleged practice occurred, or the complaint will not be considered timely.