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NJ Division on Civil Rights

Learn how to file or respond to a complaint of discrimination, and how to register your organization to receive complaints, through the NJ Bias Investigation Access System (NJBIAS).

Home Appraisal Discrimination

DCR is committed to combating discrimination in home appraisals.  Learn more about our initiative to tackle appraisal bias in New Jersey.

Housing Discrimination Protections

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) prohibits discrimination in housing based on actual or perceived protected characteristics. The Fair Chance in Housing Act prohibits landlords from rejecting prospective tenants because of their criminal history except in certain limited circumstances.

Our Resources

Division on Civil Rights Fact Sheets offer brief overviews of different areas covered by the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD), the New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFLA), and the Fair Chance in Housing Act (FCHA) in 14 different languages. View our library of resources, including fact sheets, reports, model policies, and more.

Multiple Dwelling Reporting Rule

Click here to learn more about the Multiple Dwelling Reporting Rule.

Click here to file your MDRR Report   MDRR Online Filing Form
The deadline for filing the 2023 MDRR Reports has been extended to February 13, 2024

How to File a Complaint
Click here to learn more about how to file a complaint with the Division on Civil Rights
Recent DCR News

AG Platkin, Division on Civil Rights Announce Enforcement Actions to Combat Housing Discrimination

DCR has issued Findings of Probable Cause in 14 cases alleging violations of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination’s (LAD) prohibition against denying housing opportunity because of a lawful source of income such as government rental assistance. Eight of the cases were the result of complaints filed with DCR by Housing Rights Initiative (HRI), a non-profit housing watchdog group that conducts tests to detect housing discrimination….

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DCR Takes Enforcement Action Against 35 Housing Providers for Failing to Comply with the Fair Chance in Housing Act

DCR has issued 35 Notices of Violation to housing providers across the State for allegedly violating New Jersey’s Fair Chance in Housing Act (FCHA). The Notices of Violation were served on housing providers located in 23 municipalities across 12 counties: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Passaic, and Union…

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AG Platkin Announces Initiative to Address Discrimination in Home Appraisals

Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced the launch of the Home Appraisal Discrimination Initiative to address persistent systemic inequities in real estate appraisals, which play a critical role in the homebuying and home refinancing process. The Initiative, which was developed by the Division on Civil Rights (DCR) in partnership with the Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA), encompasses a number of key actions the Department of Law and Public Safety is taking to address bias and discrimination in home appraisals…

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DCR Notices

Continuing the Conversation: Addressing the Intersectionality between Historical Trauma and Mental Health in the Black Community

Feb 28, 2024 | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Program Learning Objectives

  1. An awareness of some key areas that impact mental health in the Black community.
  2. An understanding of structural and other types of racism and how it contributes to community and individual trauma.
  3. An understanding of how community trauma may impact individual mental health, regardless of age, in the Black community.
  4. An understanding of the importance of advocating for proper treatment for mental health issues.
  5. An awareness of some of the strategies being undertaken by panelists to address mental health in the Black community.
  6. Some of the challenges that persist as a result of discriminatory practices in mental healthcare and possible action steps community members can take to help lessen the impact of bias and related inequities in New Jersey.

Register Here: bit.ly/MHintheBlackCommunityThree

Required Posters

On August 1, 2022, DCR adopted new and amended regulations to increase the visibility and effectiveness of posters that the State requires employers, housing providers, and places of public accommodation to display to inform people of their rights under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD) and Family Leave Act (FLA). All covered businesses, employers, and housing providers are required by law to display the applicable posters.

If you have prior versions of these posters displayed, please remove them and replace them with the updated posters, which can be found here. Click here to read the regulations and here to read the press release.

DCR Events & Updates

File a Complaint

Learn more about how to file a civil rights complaint with DCR.

Civil Rights Trainings

The New Jersey Division on Civil Rights offers interactive trainings aimed at preventing and addressing discrimination through their Education and Training Unit.

See training topics and registration links here.

Fair Chance in Housing Act

Beginning January 1, 2022 DCR now enforces the Fair Chance in Housing Act. Click here to learn more about the law.

Housing Discrimination

Learn more about how DCR is combating discrimination in housing.

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Immigrants and Refugees

We stand with immigrant and refugee communities. Our division enforces the Law Against Discrimination to protect all NJ residents regardless of immigration status. Learn more here.

Regulations

Learn more about DCR’s proposed changes and finalized changes to regulations.

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NJBIAS

Learn how to file or respond to a complaint of discrimination, and how to register your organization to receive complaints, through the NJ Bias Investigation Access System (NJBIAS).

Recent Events & Webinars

In case you missed one of our recent webinars.
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About DCR

Learn more about the NJ Division on Civil Rights, including what we do and how we can help.

Know the Law

Learn more about your rights under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination and New Jersey Family Leave Act.

Covid-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

Learn more about your rights and protections against discrimination and bias-based harassment related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Resources

View our library of resources including fact sheets, reports, model policies, and more.

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