Understand Fair Housing Laws in Pennsylvania
Fair Housing laws make it illegal to discriminate against anyone based on a protected class. Learn more about these laws, the types of housing covered by the Fair Housing Act, protected scenarios, disabilities & accessibility, and what to do if you think you have experienced housing discrimination.
Fair Housing Laws
Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, is known as The Fair Housing Act. The Fair Housing Act is the federal law that makes it illegal to discriminate in any housing related transaction based on seven protected classes.
Fair Housing Rights for People with Disabilities
A disability is defined in the Fair Housing Act as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of a person’s “major life
activities”. Learn more about reasonable accommodations, accessibility and how to verify a disability or need.
What to Do If You Think You Have Experienced Housing Discrimination
If you believe you have experienced housing discrimination, it is important to maintain records and documentation with names, dates, and details regarding the incident to help prove your case. There are several options for pursuing a housing discrimination complaint against a landlord.