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Advancing Fair And Equal Access To Housing Opportunities

Opening Doors Since 1956

Fair and Equal Access for All Pennsylvanians

Our mission is to advance fair and equal access to housing opportunities for all Pennsylvanians. We assist individuals who have experienced housing discrimination based on their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, familial status, or disability.

The Housing Equality Center’s service area includes the Pennsylvania counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, and Philadelphia. Our education and technical assistance programs support housing professionals throughout the state of Pennsylvania.

The Housing Equality Center's impact over the years includes:


In damages for victims of housing discrimination


Units of housing with discriminatory practices ended

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Fair Housing

Fair housing means that all people have the right to choose where they want to live, without being subjected to discrimination. This includes renters, homebuyers, and people seeking a mortgage loan or homeowners insurance. Federal, state and local fair housing laws guarantee that regardless of someone’s race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, or disability, they can choose housing that best meets their needs and what they can afford on a nondiscriminatory basis.

Who We Help

We assist victims of housing discrimination. We also help individuals with disabilities who need to request reasonable accommodations or reasonable modifications in order to be able to use and enjoy their housing on an equal opportunity basis.

Additionally, we provide education, training programs, and technical assistance for housing professionals, nonprofit and social service organizations, housing authorities, local governments, and others to promote compliance with fair housing laws and to prevent discrimination.

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