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444 N 3rd Street, Suite 110
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Monday - Friday
08:30 AM - 5:00 PM

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” – Kofi Annan

Information and Referral

Most calls to FHRC are inquiries that may not entail actual housing discrimination. For instance, someone may be interested in learning more about homeless services. When that and other non-fair housing inquiries occur, FHRC refers callers to organizations whose mission and/or programs offer services that would assists people’s needs. Of equal importance at FHRC, is building and maintaining strong relationships with other community-based organizations regardless of their mission and programs. This matters because it is not uncommon for the public to have converging issues that require collegial relationships to assist the public effectively.

1964Civil Rights Act

42 U.S.C. § 2000d-1Title VI prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.

1968Fair Housing Rights Act

42 U.S.C. §§ 3601-19 Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act), as amended, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions, because of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, and disability. It also requires that all federal programs relating to housing and urban development be administered in a manner that affirmatively furthers fair
housing.

1994Violence Against Women Act

42 U.S.C. § 14043e–11 VAWA provide housing protections for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in many of HUD’s housing programs. VAWA also requires the establishment of emergency transfer plans for facilitating the emergency relocation of certain tenants who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

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Tenants with Disabilities

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Compliance Training

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Information and Referral

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Health and Housing

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Housing Laws

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Community Engagement