Non-Discrimination Statement

Non-Discrimination Ordinance

In August 2015, the City of Portage adopted a Non-Discrimination Ordinance that provides protections against discrimination in housing, employment, public accommodations, and the provision of goods and services. This ordinance specifies that discrimination is prohibited within the City of Portage based on actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, height, weight, marital status, physical or mental disability, family status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

To report alleged incidents of discrimination in housing, employment, public accommodations, or the provision of goods and services that are prohibited by the City of Portage Non-Discrimination Ordinance, please complete a  Non-Discrimination Ordinance Complaint Form.  Once completed, this form should be submitted to: 

Office of the City Manager 
City of Portage
7900 South Westnedge Avenue
Portage, MI  49002 
Phone: (269) 329-4400 
Fax: (269) 324-9244

Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, related statutes and regulations provide that “no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, or disabilities be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal funds. Individuals who have a limited ability to speak and understand English are entitled to language assistance in respect to a particular service. The entire institution must comply with Federal civil rights laws, not just the particular programs or activities receiving the federal funds."

The City of Portage embraces the above statement and insists that all citizens and customers have access to the same programs and services offered by the city and that all individuals are treated in the same fair and equitable manner by city employees.  The City of Portage has developed the Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan to assure that services, programs, and activities are offered, conducted, and administered fairly, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability of the participants or beneficiaries of federally funded programs, services, or activities.