Welcome to the Fair Housing Law Center
The Fair Housing Law Center is a project of Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services. Our goal is to identify and eliminate housing discrimination through education, advocacy and enforcement efforts. We serve 28 counties in western Pennsylvania and four counties in West Virginia. We work in close collaboration with numerous partners and advocates across the region.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) launched a special campaign and training initiative to help protect people from harassment by landlords, property managers, and maintenance workers in HUD-assisted housing. “The Call HUD: Because Sexual Harassment in Housing is Illegal” campaign will increase the Department’s efforts to educate the public about what behaviors(…)
HUD Announces Agreement With California Housing Providers Resolving Allegations of Discrimination Against Family
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it has approved a Conciliation Agreement with a Modesto, California, rental property owner and his management company, Tri-Tal Realty, resolving allegations that they refused to rent a unit to a couple because they have three children. Read the agreement. The Fair Housing Act makes(…)
The Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney’s Office have filed a lawsuit in the District of Connecticut alleging that female tenants and applicants of residential rental properties in and around New London, Connecticut, were subjected to sexual harassment, coercion, intimidation and threats, in violation of the federal Fair Housing Act. The lawsuit alleges that from(…)
In a landmark civil rights decision, the Connecticut federal District Court established for the first time that consumer reporting agencies must comply with the Fair Housing Act when conducting tenant-screening services for landlords. The decision in Connecticut Fair Housing Center et al. v. CoreLogic Rental Property Solutions, LLC, which the Center filed with the National(…)
National Fair Housing Alliance Settles Lawsuit with Facebook: Transforms Facebook’s Ad Platform Impacting Millions of Users
The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), Fair Housing Council of Greater San Antonio (FHCGSA), Fair Housing Justice Center of New York (FHJC), and Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence, Inc. of Miami (HOPE, Inc.), collectively the “Fair Housing Groups,” settled an historic lawsuit with Facebook that will drive unprecedented and sweeping changes across its advertising platform.(…)
The United States filed a complaint in United States v. Chad David Ables, d/b/a Pops Cove (W.D. Tenn.), alleging that defendants violated the Fair Housing Act on the basis of sex by subjecting two female HUD complainants to sexual harassment.
The United States filed a complaint in United States v. Chad David Ables, d/b/a Pops Cove (W.D. Tenn.), alleging that defendants violated the Fair Housing Act on the basis of sex by subjecting two female HUD complainants to sexual harassment. The case was referred to the Division after the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) received a(…)