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and Fair Housing issues in Pennsylvania.

  • Fair Housing is Your Right - Use It! (Video)

    Federal, state and local laws promote fair housing and prohibit housing discrimination. This video from North Penn Legal Services explains your right to Fair Housing. Read More

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    North Penn Legal Services
  • Housing Discrimination

    Information from Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc. about laws relating to housing discrimination. Content Detail

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    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.
  • Request for Reasonable Accommodation

    This form prepares a "Request for Reasonable Accommodation" for disabled tenants in Pennsylvania. You can send the request to a landlord, if you need changes to your rental unit or rental program because of your disability. IMPORTANT: This is NOT a fill-in-the-blank form. To use this form, you must have Internet Explorer and Microsoft Word installed on the computer you are using. Read More

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    North Penn Legal Services
  • Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

    Information from the Fair Housing Law Center on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's mandate to administer the Department’s housing and urban development programs in a manner to affirmatively further fair housing. Content Detail

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    Fair Housing Law Center
  • Fair Housing Guide

    This Fair Housing Guide from Fair Housing Law Center is designed to provide the necessary information, tools, and resources needed to identify and report possible incidents of housing discrimination. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Fair Housing Law Center
  • Housing Discrimination Complaint - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

    Information on how to file a housing discrimination complaint online with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development using Housing Discrimination Complaint, Form HUD-903.1. Online version also available in Spanish. Other foreign language versions of the complaint form are available for download. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    Read this in:
    Arabic / العربية
    Spanish / Español
    Cambodian / Khmer
    Korean / 한국어
    Russian / Pусский
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
    Chinese / 中文
  • Lending Discrimination

    Information from the Fair Housing Law Center on Fair Lending, which is fair, equitable and non-discriminatory access to credit by consumers. Content Detail

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    Fair Housing Law Center
  • Reasonable Accommodations

    Information from the Fair Housing Law Center about what are reasonable accommodations and when can you ask for and get them. Content Detail

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    Fair Housing Law Center
  • Reasonable Modifications

    Information from the Fair Housing Law Center on reasonable modifications, which are defined as structural changes made to existing premises, occupied or to be occupied by a person with a disability, in order to afford such person full enjoyment of the premises. Content Detail

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    Fair Housing Law Center
  • The Fair Housing Act

    Information on housing discrimination and the Fair Housing Act from the U.S. Department of Justice. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Justice
  • What Is Fair Housing?

    Information from the Fair Housing Law Center on the provisions of the Fair Housing Act that prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings based on membership in certain protected classes. Content Detail

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    Fair Housing Law Center
  • Discriminatory Zoning and the Fair Housing Act

    This booklet from the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania is designed to acquaint people with disabilities, advocates, providers, and attorneys with the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 and, in particular, its impact on state and local zoning laws and land use regulations. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania
  • Fair Housing -- It's Your Right (Video)

    Description of the protection from housing discrimination offered by the Fair Housing Act from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Read More

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    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Housing Discrimination

    Information on the law applicable to housing discrimination from the Erie County Bar Association. Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Structural Modifications In Public And Section 8 Housing

    Information from the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law on the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements for structural modifications for disabled persons in public and Section 8 housing. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law