THRC Updates

Notice of Public Meeting: Friday, October 13, 2023

The Tennessee Human Rights Commission announces that it will hold a THRC Board of Commissioner Meeting on Friday, October 13, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. CDT/10:00 a.m. EDT.

This meeting will be in person for the Board of Commissioners and Commission staff. This meeting is open to the public via WebEx. If you are unable to access or attend via WebEx, please contact our Operations Manager, Lynn Cothren. The Tennessee Human Rights Commission will allow a period for public comment at the conclusion of the meeting’s business agenda. Members of the public who wish to make a public comment may indicate their desire to do so by using Webex’s chat feature. To attend the meeting via WebEx, see the information below:

Please contact Mr. Lynn Cothren by Tuesday, October 10, 2023, prior to the meeting if you:

·       Would like an invitation to participate via WebEx.

·       Require accommodation for a disability or special health condition.

·       Need assistance due to limited English proficiency.

To contact Lynn Cothren, Operations Manager, please email or call 615-741-5825.


April is National Fair Housing Month

Each April, the Tennessee Human Rights Commission, fair housing advocates, and fair housing organizations across the country commemorate Fair Housing Month by hosting activities that highlight fair housing enforcement efforts, enhance awareness of fair housing rights, and emphasize the importance of ending housing discrimination. This year, we celebrate the 54th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. This landmark law was signed into law on April 11, 1968, by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The Fair Housing Act prohibits housing discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, and familial status.


THRC Releases  Its Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Annual Report

The Tennessee Human Rights Board of Commissioners approved the THRC annual report for fiscal year 2022 at its September 26, 2022 Board of Commissioners meeting.  The full report is available HERE

The report details statistical information, education, outreach, enforcment actions, and initiatives to safeguard individuals from discrimination through education and enforcement. The report was released to the public on August 31, 2022.


Muriel Malone Nolen Named Executive Director of the Tennessee Human Rights Commission

The Tennessee Human Rights Board of Commissioners has named Muriel Malone Nolen to serve in the capacity of Executive Director of the Tennessee Human Rights Commission (THRC) effective July 18, 2022. Read the full press release HERE.