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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about Housing Discrimination 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
  • 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
  • Discrimination and Erie Human Relations Commission (Audio-MP3)

    Episode of Northwestern Legal Services' "Access to Justice" Radio show broadcast on JET 1400 AM in Erie, PA on 3-27-2008. Information regarding discrimination, specifically relating to education, housing and sexual orientation, how to file a complaint with the Erie (PA) Human Relations Commission. Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • You Cannot be Denied Housing Because of Your Disability or Need for a Support or Service Animal (Video)

    Under the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, you cannot be denied housing because of your need for a support or service animal. This video from the PA Human Relations Commission explains your rights. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission
  • Fair Housing Videos for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    The National Fair Housing Alliance, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, has created of 12 videos in American Sign Language (ASL) with English captioning that provide critical legal and practical information on fair housing issues in a format accessible to persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Read More

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    National Fair Housing Alliance
  • Hoarding: Know Your Rights

    This handbook provides information for people who struggle with hoarding, clutter, and home maintenance problems. Read More

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    North Penn Legal Services
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Legal Help for LGBTQ+ Individuals

    Community Legal Services (CLS) provides free legal assistance in civil matters for low-income residents of Philadelphia. We are strong advocates for our clients, including LGBTQ+ individuals, when they face the threat of losing their homes, incomes, health care, and even their families. We work on many legal issues including eviction, mortgage foreclosure, criminal record expungements, Medicaid, Food Stamps, and other public benefits, SSI, employment, utilities, and housing problems for people who have experienced domestic violence or sexual assault. Read More

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
    Russian / Pусский
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
    Chinese / 中文