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April is Fair Housing Month

April is Fair Housing Month

Educate yourself. Know your rights. Report Housing Discrimination. On April 11, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which was meant as a follow-up to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The 1968 Act expanded on previous acts and prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on(…)

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COVID-19

COVID-19

Out of concern for public health and safety as well as careful consideration of the recently announced national emergency in response to the COVID19 pandemic, we have closed our office to the public while maintaining business operations. All planned meetings or events will be postponed or conducted virtually as an alternative. Our staff is continuing(…)

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Huntingdon PA Adopts LGBTQ+ Protection Ordinance

Huntingdon PA Adopts LGBTQ+ Protection Ordinance

Huntingdon recently became the first rural area in Pennsylvania to pass legislation that prohibits discrimination against LGBTQ+ people. After almost 10 years of advocating, Huntingdon resident Anthony Bullett celebrated the win when borough council voted to adopt the ordinance in a 4-3 vote. The LGBTQ+-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance enacts local protections for LGBTQ+ people in employment, housing(…)

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2019 National Fair Housing Alliance Trends Report

Read the full report here. Report highlights: The number of housing discrimination complaints in 2018 is up by eight percent to 31,202, the highest since NFHA began producing the annual Fair Housing Trends Report in 1995. Private fair housing groups continue to process more complaints, 75 percent, than all government agencies combined. Hate crime offenses(…)

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