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

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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The #FairHousingAct was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on April 11, 1968. The Fair Housing Act protects individuals against housing discrimination. Read the Proclamation on National Fair Housing Month 2021 from @potus → https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/04/11/a-proclamation-on-national-fair-housing-month-2021/

A7: As more disabled residents need Emotional Support Animals due to increased mental health symptoms during #COVID19, recognize the difference between telehealth care and the limited interactions of online verifiers. #FairHousing allows for #ESAs in housing.
#FairHousingChat

National Fair Housing Alliance@natfairhouse

Q7: What have been the implications of the #COVID19 pandemic for persons with disabilities in their housing situations? #FairHousingChat

Tomorrow is the big day to stand up for permanent inclusionary zoning in Lawrenceville - and to increase the required affordable units to 15%! Join us at the Planning Commission Hearing & Action on Tues 4/6 at 2 PM. Here's the link for how to participate: https://pittsburghpa.gov/dcp/izod

FHP is proud to commemorate April as #FairHousingMonth.

The 2021 theme from @HUDgov is #FairHousing #MoreThanJustWords.

FHP announces federal litigation in conjunction with @CNYFairHousing @housingcenter @HOMEnyorg @HOMECincy and representation by @relmanlaw alleging discrimination by Clover Group against tenants with disabilities at 40 senior housing properties in #Ohio #NewYork and #Pennsylvania

The nationwide eviction moratorium by the @CDCgov is extended to June 30, 2021.

Apply now for relief to financial hardship and housing insecurity here: https://covidrentrelief.alleghenycounty.us/

Funds are available to @Allegheny_Co and @Pittsburgh residents for rent and utilities. #RentRelief

From @Jungs_Home & @MortgageLaurie: How housing vouchers have helped tenants and landlords weather the pandemic https://urbn.is/3f9qi18

Home loans cannot be denied due to who will live in the home.

We commend @HUDgov conciliating with @WellsFargo on a claim that a mortgage lender denied a customer's loan after learning it was for a group home for persons with disabilities. #FairLending

Imagine that you had the option to live in a mansion. However, you living in a mansion results in 10 people being homeless. What do you pick?

What if your mansion results in 5 people being homeless? Or 1 person?

Zoning is the answer to that question that we make as a society.

Hate and violence against people of Asian descent has escalated.

In February 2021 Haijun Si of Orange County, CA shared the xenophobic harassment that his family had endured for 5 months saying “They are scaring my kids at night. They are afraid to go in their room themselves.”

Rental assistance is NOW available to residents of the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, PA. #RentRelief #ForwardTogether

Apply HERE: https://covidrentrelief.alleghenycounty.us/

For more information attend an online town hall on Friday, March 19 at 3:00 PM here: https://www.facebook.com/events/750283338955937/

Of the 3,368 students at the South Fayette Township School District 2.20% are Black.

A high school social studies teacher recently gave the students an assignment titled, “Is The Slave Trade Profitable?”

Congratulations to @mlfudge who was confirmed today as the @HUDgov Secretary.

We are excited and encouraged by Secretary Fudge's record of public service and dedication to housing choice.

Racism in home appraisals have been repeatedly reported in the media.

The Fair Housing Act is a civil rights bill that provides for enforcement. @HUDgov reached a $50,000 agreement for an African-American woman who alleged that racial discrimination undervalued her home.

Discriminatory home appraisals continue robbing Black homeowners of their family’s wealth.

Paul Austin and Tenisha Tate Austin, a Black couple, invested $400,000 into their home renovations but received an appraisal that only increased their home’s value by $100,000.

A $115K settlement with #Philly-area apartment complex owners and managers has been reached, resolving claims of disability discrimination at 19 apartment complexes. http://ow.ly/m51v50DRqyV #FairHousing #HUDR3 #PA

FHP commends the Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania and HumanGood East @wearehumangood for a fair housing settlement that creates a reasonable accommodation policy within 19 properties throughout greater Philadelphia, PA as well as $115,000 in financial compensation.

“I was looking for a better neighborhood than where I was coming from and a good school zone for my children. When my voucher was about to expire, I said ‘I’ll settle.’”

Shantae Brown of Norfolk, Virginia

“Housing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity demands urgent enforcement action”
said Jeanine M. Worden, the Acting Assistant Secretary of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.

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