City of Kansas City, Mo., Human Relations Department

The Human Relations Department (HRD) is responsible for investigating and processing complaints of civil rights violations that have occurred within the city limits of Kansas City, Mo. The department is also charged with helping companies become certified as disadvantaged, minority or women-owned enterprises; as small local business enterprises; or as Section 3-certified businesses. As part of its effort to promote affirmative action, the department also monitors city construction contracts for compliance with prevailing wage laws, as well as compliance with the city’s ordinances regarding construction workforce and utilization of certified companies on all contracts that meet ordinance criteria. HRD sponsors two yearly events that are open to all: a Civil Rights Summit every spring celebrating fair housing legislation, and the Kansas City Government Contract and Procurement Forum in August.


City Hall

414 E. 12th St., Fourth Floor, Kansas City, MO 64106


Phillip Yelder



Phone: (816) 513-1836



  1. (913) 432-6690
  2. PO Box 754
        Shawnee Mission, KS


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