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Lexington Human Rights Commission moving to Waller Avenue

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 17, 2014) – The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission is moving after 30 years in the County Clerk building.

HRC50thlogoThe new facility will be located at 342 Waller Avenue, and the doors will open on Dec. 1. The Lexington Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission found its home in the County Clerk Building in 1985 after a brief stay on Upper Street here in Lexington.

“It was a hard decision to move, because we have so much history in this location,” said Raymond Sexton, executive director of the Lexington Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission. “However after conducting a brief analysis of where most of the complaints come from we realized we needed a more central location.”

Sexton said the new location has many benefits, including free parking. The facility also comes with increased security, is on the first floor, is on a bus line and has ample space to extend programming and training options.

“It is very important to the Commission that we have a safe, free place for anyone who needs access to our services,” Sexton explained. “No one should have to feel as though they can’t come and make a complaint, or visit with an investigator because they cannot pay to park. All of the benefits at the new facility are things that are very important in making sure that the commission is able to serve all individuals in this community.”

The Commission will be closed Nov. 24-31 to move and get the new office set up. The doors will open at the new facility on Dec. 1. If anyone needs to make complaints during that time they can do so online at www.lfuchrc.org. Click on file a complaint, and all three applications can be filled out and submitted online. All cases will be reviewed on or after Dec. 1.