The Fair Housing Act protects individuals against discrimination because of sex. Courts have consistently recognized sexual harassment as a form of discrimination that violates the Fair Housing Act. Read the complete HUD Guidance on Sexual Harassment here. Contact FHRC if you or someone you know is a victim of sexual harassment by a housing provider or real estate agent.
The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University published The State of the Nation’s Housing. Read to find nuanced discussion surrounding current housing issues and trends that we are dealing with in 2017.
El Centro de Derechos de Vivienda Justa en Sureste Pennsylvania ayuda familias de ingresos moderada o baja y los individuos a través de la publicación de nuestra lista semanal del buscador casero. La lista consta de los alquileres de mercado justos en el área del Condado de Montgomery. Esta lista se puede transferir fuera de este sitio web, envió por correo postal, por correo-e, o se recupera en persona en la oficina con cita previa.
The Fair Housing Rights Center in Southeastern Pennsylvania helps low to moderate income families and individuals through the publication of our bi weekly Home Seeker’s List. The list consists of fair market rentals in the Montgomery County area. This list can be downloaded off of this website, sent via postal mail, e-mailed, or retrieved in person at the office by appointment.
Housing providers may not use “lack of English proficiency” as a proxy for national origin discrimination. The guidance states that “singling out persons for disparate treatment because they speak a certain language is typically national origin discrimination.”
HUD issued this guidance to “ensure that the growing number of local nuisance ordinances and crime-free housing ordinances do not lead to discrimination in violation of the Fair Housing Act.” The guidance is intended to inform state and local governments and private and public housing providers as to how HUD will assess “nuisance” or “crime-free” housing ordinances, policies, or practices alleged to be discriminatory under the Fair Housing Act.
The Fair Housing Act prohibits a broad range of housing practices that discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin (commonly referred to as protected characteristics). As established by the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution, federal laws such as the Fair Housing Act take precedence […]
Special concerns about lead poisoning in Philadelphia have led to direct action by Philadelphia policy makers. Unlike other American cities where lead is found in water systems, Philadelphia families risk exposure to lead through the paint on their walls. Mayor Kenney has lead the charge to make all homes safe from lead poisoning. Please download and read the Final Report and Recommendations to learn how to protect your family.
On April 4, 2016 HUD released official guidance on application of Fair Housing laws regarding persons with criminal records. Mass incarceration has targeted men of color and vulnerable people for decades now, and the difficulties that prisoners face when transitioning back into society makes it 50% likely that they will be sent back into the system. Housing is a central aspect of an individual’s successful transition out of prison, so this population deserves a fair chance at housing.