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Fair Housing

It's Your right! 

Fair housing refers to free and equal access to residential housing – i.e. housing choice. According to the federal Fair Housing Act, it is illegal to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or familial status in the sale, rental, and/or financing of dwellings. Additionally, Pennsylvania’s Human Relations Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of age (over 40), ancestry, and the use of a support animal.

The City of Pittston, as recipient of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds through Pennsylvania’s Department of Economic and Community Development (DCED), complies with the federal Fair Housing Act. The City is committed to promoting fair housing choice for all persons.

What kind of housing is covered by the fair housing act?

Most housing is covered by the Fair Housing Act. In some circumstances, the Act exempts owner-occupied buildings with no more than four units, single family housing sold or rented without the use of a broker, and housing operated by organizations and private clubs that limit occupancy to members.

Fair Housing q&A

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