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Housing Professionals

Important Information for Housing Professionals

The federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing, and in other housing-related transactions such as home appraisals and homeowners insurance, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability.

To comply with fair housing laws, landlords and other housing professionals must also permit reasonable accommodations and reasonable modifications for people with disabilities. The Fair Housing Act also applies to accessibility requirements for certain types of multi-family dwellings and to zoning and land use decisions related to residential uses.

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Learn Your Responsibilities

Are you a landlord or property manager in Pennsylvania? If so, it’s important to understand your responsibilities under Fair Housing laws and Pennsylvania Landlord-Tenant Law.

Learn more about the Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania