Arlington Human Rights Commission

AHRC works individually and collaboratively with other groups in our community to celebrate the ever-changing tapestry of the Town of Arlington, Massachusetts, and to emphasize through educational outreach the danger of intolerance at every level. The Commission advances issues related to the fair and equal treatment of individuals and to investigates complaints arising out of these issues.  

Protected classes in Arlington, Massachusetts, are: race, color, religious views, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, citizenship, age, ancestry, family/marital status, sexual orientation, disability, source of income, and military status. This list will soon include gender identity and expression. See the FAQ page for more information regarding nondiscrimation laws.

Read the joint statement from AHRC and Arlington Police on July 18, 2016 regarding recent hate incidents.

You can reach AHRC by phone at 781-316-3250 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mailing address:
Arlington Human Rights Commission
27 Maple St.
Arlington, MA 02476


Congratulations to Arlington on adding gender identity and expression to the nondiscrimination bylaw at Town Meeting this year!
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