Inclusion and compassion are important to our way of life. Orlando is a diverse, welcoming, multicultural community that is committed to the equality of its residents.
- The City of Orlando has a long history of passing laws to ensure that Orlando is a city for everyone. The city’s non-discrimination ordinance dates back to 1973 and the Human Relations Office promotes equality of opportunity for residents by advocating polices of nondiscrimination and enforcing city and federal laws that prohibit discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodation.
- The Hispanic Office for Local Assistance welcomes newcomers from around the world to our community by connecting them to resources and services to find jobs, housing, healthcare, and education.
- In 2019, the city passed an LGBTQ+ business inclusion resolution that allows the city to develop a database of registered LGBTQ+-certified businesses that tracks city contracts and spending to ensure the inclusion of LGBTQ+-owned businesses in the city.