Human Rights & Equal Economic Opportunity

Service Changes

While Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity (HREEO) walk-up services are closed in alignment with public health official guidance around COVID-19, HREEO remains open to respond to the needs of the community. Staff are working remotely and able to assist.

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Individuals can file complaints either over the phone or electronically. Please note that HREEO commissions and committee meetings have been suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

For general inquiries, please call the HREEO general line at (651) 266-8966 or email:


The City of Saint Paul has a new phone line and email address to answer questions about the our response to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Interpreters are available to answer questions in Hmong, Karen, Oromo, Somali, and Spanish. Learn more at

Phone Number: 651-266-6000

Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity 

Welcome to the Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity (HREEO). HREEO champions justice and equity by confronting issues of discrimination and providing innovative avenues for accessibility and economic opportunities for all residents and businesses. HREEO achieves these goals by consistently delivering quality customer service, being a voice and advocate within the city and metro area, building relationships throughout the community, and enforcing laws.

We welcome you to join our efforts.

The Department of Human Rights & Equal Economic Opportunity is composed of several divisions that perform a diverse array of functions.

The Department of Human Rights & Equal Economic Opportunity staffs and partners with several advisory boards, which work to better inform policy makers.   

What is HREEO?  

The City of Saint Paul completed an equal access audit in 2007 to examine the city's contracting and workforce development policies. As a result, HREEO was created to improve the inclusive contracting practices and workforce development strategies of the City of Saint Paul. The department consolidated existing city resources to better serve, monitor, and enforce polices designed to expand economic opportunities and produce a more economically inclusive Saint Paul. 

Watch the HREEO video and learn more about the department. 

Read the 2018 HREEO Annual Report

Visit HREEO Publications for additional event videos and reports.             ​