Culture

Where do we concentrate?  CULTURE

Connecting people of all backgrounds, abilities, races, genders, and ethnicities to work toward common goals and to celebrate unique contributions of all those who call Iowa home.  

Welcome to the Iowa Department of Human Rights' website.

Please visit our Language Access for more updates on coronavirus information. 

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance is a program under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that provides temporary income to eligible individuals who became unemployed as a result of COVID-19, and are either self-employed, do not have sufficient work history to be eligible for a claim, or have exhausted other forms of unemployment insurance benefits.  For more information, visit https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/pua-information. Scroll to the bottom of the page to translate the information in additional languages.  

4/21/20 New Way to get tested for the coronavirus.  

View Governor Kim Reynolds' press release 

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has a new way to help Iowans get tested for the coronavirus for free.  The new process works in three steps:

  1. Answer some questions online about yourself and your health at this website https://www.testiowa.com/. The questions are available in English and Spanish.  
  2. If testing is needed, you will be scheduled for a free drive-through test.  You will receive the date, time, location, and instructions. 
  3. If you test  positive for the virus, you will answer more questions to help prevent spreading the virus.  You may be asked where you have traveled recently and who you have been in contact with.

DHR Staff Teleworking

The health and safety of our staff and all Iowans are our top priority. Effective Monday, March 23, and until further notice, our staff will be teleworking.  We will not be accepting visitors.  We continue to serve Iowans and offer other ways for you to seek assistance.  Please call 1-800-351-4659 or 515-242-5655, or complete the Contact Us form.   

Learn about what we do and who we are by viewing our video below.