Pennsylvania Fair Housing Laws
In Pennsylvania the Fair Housing Act protects tenants from housing discrimination by landlords based upon the following protected classes:
- -National Origin/Ethnicity/Ancestry
- -Familial Status (having children under the age of 18 in the home)
- -Age (over 40 in the State of Pennsylvania)
The following are examples of discrimination that is not accept under the protect classes stated above:
- -Refusal to rent or sell housing;
- -Refusal to negotiate for housing;
- -Making housing unavailable;
- -Refusal to make Reasonable Accommodations/Modifications;
- -Setting different terms, conditions, or privileges in the sale or rental of a dwelling, or in the terms of a mortgage loan;
- -Providing different housing services or facilities;
- -Falsely stating that housing is unavailable for inspections, sale, or rental;
- -For profit, persuading owners to sell or rent (blockbusting);
- -Setting different terms or conditions in mortgages;
- -Making discriminatory statements regarding the availability of a unit;
- -Steering families with children or people with disabilities to the first floor.
For more information about Pennsylvania Fair Housing Laws please go to:http://fairhousingrights.org/cause/housing-laws/
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