CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- There are several seats open on a Charlottesville commission that advocates for justice and equal opportunity.

According to the city, there are four vacancies on the Human Rights Commission.

This commission is made up of volunteers appointed by the Charlottesville City Council who provide leadership and guidance on civil and human rights.

Its members also provide recommendations to the council and engage with the community to talk about justice and equity.

For 2023, the focus of this commission has been housing, specifically issues within the city surrounding affordable housing.

The HRC has hosted discussions on various topics associated with this, such as state-level legislation affecting affordability and a proposed expansion of an emergency shelter for people experiencing homelessness.

The commission’s members then used the information they got from such discussions to make recommendations to the Charlottesville City Council.

A release says once new members are appointed in December, the commission will meet to come up with a priority for next year.

People who are interested in serving on the Human Rights Commission can apply online here through Dec. 8.

For more information about the HRC, click here.