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

The data is indisputable. Western @PennsylvaniaGov is racially segregated.

In 1933, at least 46 Black Pennsylvanians in Industry were beaten, extorted, kidnapped, and deported by police led by Beaver County. The Black Pennsylvanians were new residents from other states.

#GivingTuesday emphasizes giving back to communities and causes in safe ways that allow for social connection and kindness even while practicing physical distancing. Please consider donating to Fair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh, Donate here: https://fhp.org/take-action/donate

Interested in supporting @FHPPgh outside a cash donation? This #GivingTuesday DONATE YOUR TIME by volunteering as a tester!

Testers are critical for FHP’s investigations into allegations of housing discrimination. Sign up for a tester training! https://fhp.org/take-action/volunteer/

.@PennsylvaniaGov landlords are not required to show their expertise of PA’s Landlord and Tenant Act of 1951 or fair housing laws.

Support FHP’s trainings to landlords as a proactive approach to fair housing by donating for #GivingTuesday: https://fhp.org/take-action/donate/

For #GivingTuesday donate to @FHPPgh to support fair housing in Pittsburgh and western PA. Help us:

Address anti-Semitism and harassment.

Support a Black family access the neighborhood they desire.

Assist with installing a stair lift.

Donate here https://fhp.org/take-action/donate/

New COVID-19 research shows: ending the eviction crisis is critical to public health. Co-authors & I document how eviction increases #COVID19 spread & increases health inequity among Black and Latinx people & women. In press at Journal of Urban Health: https://bit.ly/COVID19HousingisHealth

Peters Township School District’s marching band wore blackface to its school’s football game against Woodland Hills.

Peters Township is 0.6% Black.

Woodland Hills School District is 27.6% Black.

Housing discrimination has left our schools segregated.

The Pinedas, a Latina and Filipina couple with minor aged children who live in Louisville, KY have had racial slurs painted on their sidewalk, cat litter put in their fountain, and death threats with bullets left in their mailbox.

Their attacker? Their neighbor.

“Pittsburgh is a focal point for white supremacy and extremists, an FBI analyst said…” in a recent symposium on domestic terrorism at Duquesne University.

“Extremist groups are active here in holding events and recruiting.”

"It’s a common misconception: Black people would be wealthier if they just didn’t spend so much on clothes, sneakers and cars;

Black families’ median wealth is $24,100;

White families’ median wealth is $188,200”

@SingletaryM lays out the math of systemic racism.

The Fair Housing Act prohibits fee(s) due to a tenant's Protected Class.

Thereby a landlord may not impose a pet fee for an Emotional Support Animal that is required due to a tenant’s disability.

“Who can think straight when they’re facing eviction?” Vanessa Lee a tenant who faced eviction in Harrisburg, PA.

If you are facing eviction, you’re not alone.

Evictions, which occur much faster than foreclosures, are disproportionately impacting Black and Brown households.

Redfin, an online home sales platform, is sued by @natfairhouse and other fair housing orgs for modern day redlining by disproportionately refusing to serve Black and Brown communities.

Ashley and her children had to move because her abusive ex-husband was stalking her. Her landlord refused to release her from her lease and his policy accelerated the rent for the remainder of the lease for vacating the unit early.

We lift up the names of:

Joyce Fienberg

Richard Gottfried

Rose Mallinger

Jerry Rabinowitz

Cecil and David Rosenthal (brothers)

Sylvan and Bernice Simon (spouses)

Daniel Stein

Melvin Wax

Irving Younger

Does increased profit justify housing providers using business models that exploit institutional discrimination?

Can decisions that perpetuate housing segregation continue?

Fair housing says no.

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