CIVIL RIGHTS DIRECTORY

STATE AND LOCAL AGENCIES - ALASKA

ALASKA STATE COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
800 A Street, Suite 204
Anchorage, AK 99501-3669

Paula M. Haley, Director
Tel: (907) 276-7474
Fax: (907) 278-8588
TDD: (907) 276-3177

The Commision enforces the Alaska Human Rights statute which makes it unlawful to discriminate: in employment, places of public accommodation, housing, financing and credit, and practices by the State. The Commission impartially investigates complaints of discrimination and conciliates complaints or, when it finds substantial evidence of discrimination, proceeds to public hearings.

Geographic area(s) served: State of Alaska
Type(s) of publications: Annual report

ANCHORAGE EQUAL RIGHTS COMMISSION
620 E. 10th Avenue, Suite 204
Anchorage, AK 99501

Steven S. Holt, Executive Director
Tel: (907) 343-4342
Fax: (907) 276-4630
TDD: None

The Commission addresses issues of housing discrimination within the municipality of Anchorage. The Commission is supported exclusively by the City of Anchorage. While the Commission conducts no formal outreach or education programs, it does participate in housing seminars and real estate and landlord association meetings. Staff will give talks upon request. The Commission processes and investigates housing discrimination complaints and keeps inquiry records. Most cases are based on discrimination against blacks and Native Alaskans and are successfully mediated.

Geographic area(s) served: City of Anchorage
Type(s) of publications: None