Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, known as the Federal Fair Housing Law, guarantees

the right of all Americans to dwell in the neighborhood of their choice. It is one of the most important

components of our national civil rights policy. Discrimination in the sale, rental, leasing, or financing of housing or land to be used for construction of housing, or in the provision of brokerage services because of race, color, religion, ancestry, age, sex, national origin, handicap, or disability is prohibited by Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Federal Fair Housing Law). The Pennsylvania Human Relations Act adds the additional protected classes for age, ancestry and the use of guide or support animals.

Fair Housing
Advocates or protected class members who wish to report housing discrimination can file a complaint with any of the agencies below.

 File a report with Indiana County

 Contact:     Christina Coleman

 Phone:       (724) 465-3872

 Email:        tcoleman@ceo.co.indiana.pa.us


 Contact the Fair Housing Law Center


 10 West Cherry Avenue

 Washington, PA 15301


 Phone:(724) 225-6170

 Fax:    (724) 250-1078

 Toll Free Hotline: 1-(877)-725-4472


 Website: http://www.fhlaw.org


 To file a report:




 Follow them on facebook @fairhousinglawcenter


 Contact the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission


 301 Fifth Avenue

 Suite 390, Piatt Place

 Pittsburgh, PA 15222


 Phone: (412) 565-5395

           (412) 565-5711 TTY users only


 Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday




 Complaints: https://www.phrc.pa.gov/Complaints/Pages/default.aspx



 Contact the Department of Housing and Urban Development




 File a Complaint:



 (800) 669-9777


Fair Housing News... brought to you by the Fair Housing Law Center
July 2023


On February 1, 2023, HUD announced that new resources to advance housing protections for survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking under the Violence Against Women act (VAWA). These resources include a new website, and a Notice setting out HUD's enforcement authority under VAWA, and up to $5 million in funding to provide training and technical assistance to HUD grantees and other stakeholders.

Kid's Corner
Click on the image above for a list of children's books that feature stories of diversity and fairness
Click on the image to download a copy of this coloring book

Phone:  (724) 465-3870

Fax 1:  (724) 465-3150

Fax 2:  (724) 465-3151


801 Water St.

Indiana, PA 15701-1705

Office Hours:

 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Monday - Friday EST