The Office of Diversity & Equity will assist New Hanover County and City of Wilmington residents through the process of submitting a complaint of discrimination to the state and federal agencies that complete investigations and enforce anti-discrimination laws in North Carolina, such as:
Please see the table below for more details on the complaint filing process. All complaints filed are confidential.
A complaint must be filed with the NCHRC within 180 days from the date of the alleged violation.
A complaint must be filed within 180 days from the date of the alleged violation if submitted directly to EEOC.
With assistance from the Office of Diversity & Equity, submit a Housing Discrimination Complaint Form to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
HUD then routes the complaint to the NCHRC.
Email your completed discrimination complaint form to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail/drop off your form in person at:
New Hanover County Office of Diversity & Equity
Attn: Linda Thompson
230 Government Center Drive, Suite 120
Wilmington, NC 28403
All individuals are welcome to email and set up an appointment at the Government Center or at a mutually convenient location.
After a discrimination complaint form is received, the Office of Diversity & Equity will review the form for appropriateness and completeness, then submit or assist in submitting it to appropriate agencies. Committee members will be notified of your complaint of discrimination in a confidential manner.
In addition to helping you submit a claim of discrimination, the Office of Diversity & Equity or designee may also: