Fair Housing Resources

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Click here to learn about the issue of Fair Housing from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Fair Housing Education

The Chester County Department of Community Development partners with the Fair Housing Rights Center in Southeastern PA to provide workshops on fair housing for Chester County Departments, municipalities, and local human service agencies that serve the protected classes.
Local Fair Housing Agencies
The agencies listed in the above link provide information and referrals, as well as assistance in investigating and processing housing discrimination complaints.

Fair Housing Laws

Fair Housing Laws
The Federal Fair Housing Act and the PA Human Relations Act prohibit discrimination in housing based on:
  • Race or color
  • National origin or ancestry
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Familial status (families with children under age 18)
  • Disability or handicap
  • Use of guide dogs or support animals
  • Age (40 and above)