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.



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



 Contact the

 Department of Housing and Urban Development




 (800) 669-9777

Fair Housing News...

brought to you by the Fair Housing Law Center

 December 2022

On November 30, 2022, The National Fair

Housing Alliance released their annual Fair

Housing Trends Report.


The 2022 Trends Report is the most recent

repor in a series of annual reports on fair

housing trends across the county. NFHA has

produced this report since the mid-1990s.

Breakdown by Protected Class


  • Disability: cases alleging discrimination because of disability continue to account for the largest number of complaints, at 53.68%.
  • Race: discrimination based on race, which is often hard to detect, comprised the second highest number of complaints. This made up 18.97% of all complaints.
  • Sex: sex was the third most frequent basis of discrimination, compromising 7.40% of all complaints.
  • Familial Status: familial status made up 7.24% of all complaints.
  • National Origin: national origin made up 5.68% of all complaints.
  • Color: color was the basis of 2.35% of all complaints.
  • Religion: religion made up the smallest percent of all complaints nationwide, at 1.22%.

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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