We understand how scary it can be to face discrimination—especially if you are facing it alone. That’s why our housing advocacy services cover every type of advocacy and litigation challenge you might face. We’re here to protect you and your rights, from supporting you in resolving your case to representing you in court.
The Fair Housing Law Center legal staff provides free comprehensive housing advocacy services 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.
Our housing advocacy services cover three broad categories:
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.
REPORT HOUSING DISCRIMINATION
If you believe you have been discriminated against in your efforts to find housing, reach out to us today. Our attorneys will be able to guide you to the best resources for your situation, including providing legal counsel and representation, if appropriate. Any help you may receive from us is completely free to you.