"Fair Housing for All"

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

Please join us at our Fair Housing Summit!  To help raise awareness of the success of local, state and national fair housing laws in eliminating housing discrimination, the Palm Beach County Office of Equal Opportunity will present a two-day Fair Housing Law Summit on April 9 and 10, 2018.  It will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Admission is free, but preregistration is required.  The registration deadline is March 23, 2018.

The event will include training by John Ritzu, of Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST/LCM Architects, who has strong knowledge of the principles of universal design.  Public and private owners, developers, architects, operators of housing, and others will learn how to engage in practices that do not discriminate against persons with disabilities.

Another presenter, Steve Tomkowiak, Esq., has over 25 years of experience litigating mortgage lending and fair housing cases.  He was instrumental in two legal battles that are believed to be the only two successful jury verdicts in residential lending discrimination cases under the Fair Housing Act.

The luncheon keynote speaker is Dean Okianer Christian Dark who has been actively involved in fair housing since the early 1990s.  Her experience as a victim of housing discrimination is the focus of the video entitled "Who Should Ever Have to Get Used to That?" This personalized account of housing discrimination is widely used by governmental agencies, fair housing organizations and law schools.

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The Annual FAIR Housing Contest is here again!!


50 Years: Continue the Dream of Fair Housing

FAIR Housing Contest Info:

Fair+Housing+Contest+2018.pdfFAIR Housing Contest Flyer 
Fair+Housing+Contest+2018.pdfRules and Regulations

Office of Equal Opportunity's Mission Statement

The Office of Equal Opportunity's (OEO) mission is to promote a discrimination free quality of life for Palm Beach County residents through educating and advocating a policy of nondiscrimination and enforcing local, state and federal civil rights laws.

OEO is responsible for investigating and resolving complaints of discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status or familial status and gender identity or expression. Additionally, OEO provides human relations training and referral services. OEO is a federally recognized equivalent agency under the federal civil rights laws - Title VII (employment discrimination cases) and Title VIII (fair housing cases). Through OEO, Palm Beach County residents have direct access to protection of civil rights laws.

OEO also is responsible for the County's Disability Accessibility program. This program assures that County government and countywide organizations and public facilities maintain compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act by enforcing the County's Handicapped Parking Program and helps to remedy discrimination against persons with disabilities in housing, access to facilities and services, employment and all other areas of equal access.

The Human Relations Camp program is administered by OEO in conjunction with the School District of Palm Beach County. The program is designed to promote interracial and intercultural understanding among students by providing training in human relations, leadership and communication skills. Weekend retreats are utilized and provide an excellent framework for achieving interracial and intercultural understanding among high-school students from varied backgrounds. Program exercises, facilitated by a team of adult and junior counselors from varied racial and ethnic backgrounds, stress human relations, cooperation, leadership and decision making skills. The students are recruited from the public school system or may be referred by parents or community groups. An effort is made to ensure a diverse representation of racial, religious, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.


Contact Us


Pamela Guerrier
Office of Equal Opportunity Director

Government Center
301 North Olive Avenue
10th Floor
West Palm Beach FL, 33401
Phone: 561-355-4884
Phone: 561-355-1517
Fax: 561-355-4932 

Public Records Requests

To make public records request for
Office of Equal Opportunity, please

Pamela Guerrier
Office of Equal Opportunity
301 N. Olive Avenue, 10th FLR
West Palm Beach, FL  33401
Email: PGuerrie@pbcgov.org
Telephone: 561-355-4884
Fax: 561-355-4932 

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