Comprehensive Legal Advice and Representation
The Fair Housing Law Center legal staff provides free comprehensive legal advice to individuals living in Armstrong, Bedford, Beaver, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Somerset, Venango, Warren, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties.
Assistance with Reasonable Accommodations and Modifications
The program staff has assisted individuals with disabilities in requesting and receiving needed reasonable accommodations and modifications. With our help, most of our clients obtain these requests without filing a complaint with HUD or PHRC.
Assistance and Legal Representation before HUD and PHRC
When someone’s rights have been violated by a housing provider, our program is there to guide and represent the individual through the legal process. Unlike other Fair Housing programs, the Fair Housing Law Center is staffed with attorneys and paralegals. This allows the program not only to file complaints with HUD and PHRC, but to fully represent the individual at all stages of the process, free of charge.
Legal Representation before State and Federal Court
There are times when the action taken against the victim is so severe that a complaint is filed with the local state or federal court. The program provides free legal representation, in these cases, to anyone living in our service area.
Did You Know?
- It is illegal to be denied housing based upon your race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, or familial status?
- You have one (1) year from the date of the discriminatory act to file a complaint with HUD?
- You have 180 days from the date of the discriminatory act to file a complaint with PHRC?
- Legal staff has represented over 80 victims of housing discrimination before HUD and PHRC?