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Fair Housing Project2021-01-27T21:48:01-05:00



Disability protections includes requests for reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications.


Fair housing includes federal, state and local protections.


Know your rights and responsibilities within fair housing.


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


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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.



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.



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.



On October 15, 2021 a federal jury determined that the Town of Cromwell in #Connecticut within @HUDNewEngland discriminated based on disability by denying operation of a #GroupHome for residents with mental health disabilities. The jury’s award included $5.2 million in damages.

A #Alabama housing provider banned children 12 and under from visiting due to #COVID19.

The policy had an immense impact on a resident, a grandmother who provided childcare for her grandchildren and who was told that she could no longer do so.

We are saddened but not surprised that Terina Hicks, a Black woman, who owns and operates CobblerWorld, a downtown @Pittsburgh bakery, is being racially harassed at her business.

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"Had the Plaintiffs not been African American men, they would not have been held at gun point, would not have been detained, and would not have been handcuffed." Cites the lawsuit by a real estate agent who with a home buyer and his 15 year old son were arrested viewing a home.

A same-sex African-American couple in #Arizona was awarded $15,000 in a @HUDgov fair housing settlement due to allegations that their landlord did not address harassment based on the couple’s race and sexual orientation by a neighbor.

“We are taking a historic step toward zoning playing a role in healing,” Boston City Councilor Lydia Edwards @LydiaMEdwards on December 9, 2020.

@CityOfBoston implemented Affirmatively Further Fair Housing requirements within its zoning code for proposed residential projects.

It’s never a joke when he has a key to your home.

Sexual harassment by a housing provider or their employee is illegal and directly violates the #FairHousingAct. Laws are only as powerful as their enforcement.

✨Louisiana Bee✨@ThunderCatHeaux

Maintenance man at my last apartment:

Unsurprisingly our low-income tenants live in poor conditions. The fair housing perspective is recognizing the disparity of who the tenants are.

A 2021 study identified that Black Pittsburgh is one-fifth of the population of @Pittsburgh but received 3.5% of the 6.8% of home loans by banks to minorities from 2007 to 2019.

Racial segregation in @Pittsburgh and western #PA is stark and it is not due to topography. In the City’s east where the land is the flattest, we are also racially segregated. #FairHousingNeighbors

The federal #FairHousingAct and its disability protections absolutely allows for disabled residents to request a reasonable accommodation (RA), a change to the rules for a disability-related need, for the allowance of an emotional support animal (ESA). #FairHousingESA

FHP regularly assists disabled tenants with requesting a reasonable accommodation to their landlord for allowing their emotional support animal (ESA) in their unit. #FairHousingESA

Dorms are the 1st housing for many university students away from their childhood homes. Disabled students who reside in dorms or other university operated housing may request a reasonable accommodation for their emotional support animal to be permitted in their housing.

On February 9, 2011 Sara K. Pratt @sleepratt, the then-Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement Programs, wrote a memo on investigating housing discrimination against survivors of domestic violence within the #FairHousingAct and the #ViolenceAgainstWomenAct.

The #FairHousingAct protecting survivors of domestic violence is not a new legal application. In 2014, @HUDgov settled 2 complaints based on a woman who was a survivor of domestic violence. Aa a result, she received a total of $13,550.

COVID-19 has isolated survivors of domestic violence. “The pandemic didn’t stop domestic violence, but it did make it more dangerous to reach out for help.” Within @Pittsburgh, status as a survivor of domestic violence is a protected class in housing and is enforced by @PghCHR.

A landlord cannot deny housing due to the presence of young children because local law requires lead abatement in rental housing for small children.

FHP collaborated with @ACHA_HOUSING in Allegheny County #PA to increase housing choice for families with minor aged children and/or pregnancy by ensuring that families can choose amongst the widest possible range of available unit sizes.

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