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The Fair Housing Law Center is Hiring!!

Southwestern PA Legal Aid seeks a full-time attorney in its Washington County office to primarily handle housing matters, including enforcement and education of the Fair Housing Act.  Responsibilities will include client representation and community outreach and training about housing rights.  An active license in Pennsylvania is required, as is a demonstrated commitment to advocate for low-income clients and a passion for civil rights and social justice.  Minority applicants are encouraged.  Send resume and at least two references to brian.gorman@splas.org.

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.

HUD Kicks off Fair Housing Month- Launches Anti-Sexual Harassment and Training Initiative

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(…)

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Justice Department Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against New London Landlords

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(…)

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Federal Court Holds Tenant-Screening Services must Comply with Fair Housing Act

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(…)

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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.(…)

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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(…)

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