• Service Animals

    Service Animals

    “After being diagnosed with depression, my doctor prescribed an emotional support animal.  My landlord will allow me to have a cat but says I have to pay an extra deposit and additional rent.”

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  • Steering

    Steering

    “We found a house we really liked in a great neighborhood.  At the open house, the agent said that this neighborhood might not be a good fit and offered to show us homes where she thought we would be more comfortable.”

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  • Familial Status

    Familial Status

    “I called to ask about an apartment.  The property manager invited me to come look at it.  When she saw me, she said there was nothing available.”

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  • Reasonable Modifications

    Reasonable Modifications

    “Since my stroke, I can’t get around like I used to.  I asked my landlord if I could install a ramp and he said no.”

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  • Have you experienced discrimination?

    Have you experienced discrimination?

    If you feel you have been a victim of housing discrimination, please click on request services.

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Fair Housing Law Center

Since 2007, the attorneys and professional staff at the Fair Housing Law Center have dedicated themselves to ensuring that protected class members are educated on the fair housing laws enacted to protect them.  The Fair Housing Law Center actively engages protected class members, advocates, housing providers, and community leaders to encourage fair housing practices throughout our communities.  Fair Housing Law Center attorneys counsel individuals whose rights have been violated and obtain remedies through administrative procedures and court action in certain jurisdictions.*

*The Fair Housing Law Center’s attorneys are licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and its local federal district.  Litigation falling outside of those jurisdictions will be referred to other agencies providing similar services, where appropriate.

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Fair Housing Month Poster Contest
The Fair Housing Law Center would like to congratulate Justine on her winning entry. Please CLICK HERE to view all of the finalists.

Justice Department Announces Initiative to Combat Sexual Harassment in Housing

The Justice Department recently announced a new initiative to combat sexual harassment in housing.  The initiative specifically seeks to increase the Department’s efforts to protect women from harassment by landlords, property managers, maintenance workers, security guards, and other employees and representatives of rental property owners.  As part of the initiative, the Department will work to identify(…)

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HUD Agrees to Settle Discrimination Complaint Against State of Maryland

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced an agreement to resolve a discrimination complaint brought by fair housing advocates against Maryland’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) challenging the fairness of the State’s Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program. The agreement establishes policies, incentives, and more flexible program rules that will(…)

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