Human Rights & 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?  

Watch the HREEO video and learn more about the department. 

Read the 2015 HREEO Annual Report

Visit HREEO Publications for additional event videos and reports.  

Earned Sick and Safe Time

Learn more about the city's Earned Sick and Safe Time ordinance. 

ADA Accommodations Requests

Contact the ADA Coordinator regarding Americans with Disability Act (ADA) requests, accommodations, or questions.

HREEO Event(s):

Central CERT Certification Workshops 

Hosted by the CERT Program, the workshops assist small businesses in applying for CERT certification.  The workshops are held every fourth Wednesday of the month at Rondo Community Outreach Library. 
461 North Dale Street
Saint Paul, MN 55103 

"Stop for Me" 

As a part of the “Stop for Me” campaign, the Saint Paul Mayor’s Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities (MACPD) partnered with the Saint Paul Police Department and the Saint Paul Neighborhood Network to produce a public service announcement urging motorists to be alert for pedestrians with disabilities or limited mobility. “Stop for Me” is a campaign to improve safety for people who use Saint Paul’s sidewalks and streets.   

On April 10, 2017, members of the MACPD joined Mayor Coleman, Police Chief Todd Axtell, and Ramsey County Sheriff Jack Seier held a press conference to urge motorists to pay attention while driving. 

Holocaust Remembrance Day 

HREEO partnered with World Without Genocide to host a holocaust remembrance event on May 12, 2017. The event recognized the bravery of residents of the village of Le Chambon sur Lignon during World War II. Mayor Coleman declared May 12, 2017 to be Le Chambon sur Lignon Day in the City of Saint Paul.