Fair Housing Project2020-06-17T18:15:47-04:00

REPORT DISCRIMINATION

DISABILITY

Disability protections includes requests for reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications.

KNOW THE LAW

Fair housing includes federal, state and local protections.

EDUCATION & OUTREACH

Know your rights and responsibilities within fair housing.

VOLUNTEER

Be involved with fair housing and social justice as a tester.

HOUSING PROVIDERS

Attend for the first-time or as a refresher a fair housing training or workshop.

COVID-19 & FAIR HOUSING

The impact of the COVID-19 virus includes xenophobia and racism.

Recognize the difference between legitimate health and safety concerns from discrimination.
Asians and Asian-Americans within the United States are not inherently at a high risk of having the virus.

LEARN MORE & REPORT DISCRIMINATION

FHP CONNECTED

FHP is committed to advocating on behalf of victims of housing discrimination. Check out FHP’s Stories of Fair Housing to see your neighbors who the fair housing laws help.

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SUPPORT FAIR HOUSING

The Fair Housing Partnership enforces fair housing rights through advocacy and education. To support our mission of ensuring that western Pennsylvanians have housing choice, please consider making a monetary donation online.

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TWITTER FEED

In 1917, the US Supreme Court ruled against race based zoning in Buchanan v. Warley.

In 1923, the City of Pittsburgh enacted its original zoning laws.

The zoning ordinance differentiated between “A” and “B” Residence Districts.

#Pittsburgh remains committed to fighting housing discrimination, despite actions by the Trump Administration to roll back fair housing rules.

We remain committed to reducing discrimination, & will continue to enforce 2015 regulations. https://pittsburghpa.gov/press-releases/press-releases/4204

The Pittsburgh, PA metro area has one of the largest racial disparities in home ownership in the United States with 35% of Black families owning homes compared to 74% of white families.

Systemic change in the housing market is necessary for equality.

“…between 19 million and 23 million - one in five of the 110 million Americans who live in rental housing – are at risk of eviction by the end of September” based on an estimate by the COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project in Denver, CO.

“Mass incarceration has permeated every aspect of life, from education to employment and housing. Black people are more likely to be stopped, cited, arrested, charged and convicted of crimes in this country. This case is a prime example of the ways mass incarceration’s impact

Highly restrictive criminal background policies do not have a measurable impact on health and safety of tenants, and have a disparate impact on Black men. @HOMEofVA settles our 3rd case winding these policies back and opening up housing oportunities. https://twitter.com/HOMEofVA/status/1283743556692312065

HOME of VA@HOMEofVA

HOME, Kay Management Company, and Former Tenants Reach Settlement Regarding Criminal Background Screening Policy that HOME Alleged Disproportionately Excluded Black and Latinx Housing Applicants. Read more: https://bit.ly/2DPlE7N

44% of Latino renters and 41% of Black renters stated in an early June 2020 U.S. Census Bureau survey that “…they had no or slight confidence they could pay their rent next month or were likely to defer payment….”

Pennsylvania’s moratorium on evictions and foreclosures is extended until August 31, 2020!!

Key points are:

✔️Rent and mortgage payments are NOT forgiven.

✔️ Rental evictions are suspended based on NONPAYMENT and LEASE NONRENEWAL.

Applications are now being accepted for CARES rent and mortgage relief for those who lost income due to the economic slowdown are now available. To download applications and other documents:

📍 Homeowners: http://phfa.org/pacares/mortgage.aspx
📍 Renters/landlords: https://www.phfa.org/pacares/rent.aspx

#Pittsburgh's @PghCHR & @FHPPgh have been chosen as 1 of 19 cities in the United States to receive @HUDgov funding for COVID-19-related fair housing issues.

They will receive $23,375 for their backlog of housing cases, education, & outreach. DETAILS: https://www.hud.gov/press/press_releases_media_advisories/HUD_No_20_091

We celebrate Juneteenth, June 19, 1865, in recognition that slaves in the United States were not freed upon the passage of the Emancipation Proclamation 1863.

June’s celebration as Pride month is now marked in 2020 by Bostock v. Clayton County, a Supreme Court decision upholding that employment discrimination protections on the basis of Sex includes Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.

For over a week now, I have struggled to find the words. It has been crushing to see yet another Black man killed before my eyes. As we all try to make sense of the senseless, we at the Fair Housing Partnership wish to convey one message. We see you; we hear you; we are you.

FHP congratulates The Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania in eastern Pennsylvania @HUDMidAtlantic for the recent conciliation of its fair housing complaint based on denied reasonable accommodations that recently conciliated. Brittany Springs Associates, LLC and

"'I was freaked out,” the tenant said. 'I put weights in front of my door to make sure he doesn’t come back.'"

The Fair Housing Act protects against sexual harassment by your housing provider. Amidst lost income due to the pandemic, tenants are reporting sexual harassment when

We're proud to announce that the City of Pittsburgh passed Citizenship and Preferred Language as Protected Classes for housing and public accommodation! In the midst of a pandemic, it's more important than ever to protect each other.

Allegheny County has extended the judicial emergency to June 1, 2020.

Residential tenant evictions are on hold until that time.

Affordable apartments under construction in an affluent municipality in Colorado were destroyed by arsonists after years of local residents protested the multifamily housing.

“Am I the only one feeling like they’re ready to throw us out?”

About 80% of those with COVID-19 who pass away are older adults. And so, age and disability discrimination can be a determination of life or death. Remember, housing providers must make decisions, such as whether

During these times of uncertainty, many parts of our lives are being disrupted and we’re highlighting the collateral damage of the COVID-19 pandemic. Training centers for service animals have suspended operations including “dog days” because of the handoff of a trained service

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