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The federal Fair Housing Act prohibits housing discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, and familial status (i.e., presence of children in the household). The Fair Housing Act does not specifically include sexual orientation and gender identity as prohibited bases. However, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) person's experience with sexual orientation or gender identity housing discrimination may still be covered by the Fair Housing Act. In addition, housing providers that receive HUD funding, have loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), as well as lenders insured by FHA, may be subject to HUD program regulations intended to ensure equal access of LGBT persons

If you believe you have experienced (or are about to experience) housing discrimination, you should contact HUD's Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity for help at (800) 669-9777. You may also file a housing discrimination complaint online. HUD will thoroughly review your allegation to determine if the claims you raise are jurisdictional under the Fair Housing Act.

Additionally you should contact your local HUD office for assistance with alleged violations of HUD programs regulations.

Connellsville Redevelopment Authority works with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

(For more information on HUD please click on the below link)

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development created 12 videos in American Sign Language (ASL) with English captioning. These videos provide critical legal and practical information in a format accessible to persons who are Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing. These videos feature Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing Actors who provide important information related to fair housing and fair lending rights under the federal Fair Housing Act.

Due to their short length, these videos do not provide complete information about rights and responsibilities under fair housing laws. If you believe you may have experienced discrimination, please contact one of the organizations identified at the end of this video.

HUD would like to thank the Disability Independence Group and the National Fair Housing Alliance for the production of these videos.

Fair Housing Complaint Form

First Name:

Last Name:


Your Address:




Daytime Phone Number:

Evening Phone Number:

Best time to Call:


Who else can we call if we cannot reach you?

First Name:

Last Name:

Daytime Phone Number:

Evening Phone Number:

Best time to Call:

Enter complaint information. You may use additional paper if necessary.

1. What happened to you? How were you discriminated against?

2. Why do you believe you are being discriminated against? It is a violation of the law to deny you your housing rights for any of the following factors: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status (families with children under 18), and/or disability.

3. Who do you believe discriminated against you? Was it a landlord, owner, bank, real estate agent, broker, company or organization?

First Name:

Last Name:

4. Where did the alleged act of discrimination occur? Provide the address:

5. When did the last act of discrimination occur? Enter the date:

Month______ Date______ Year______

6. Is the alleged discrimination continuous or on going?

Yes_____ No______

Other Resources

Fair and Affordable Housing: The Activist's Blueprint for Action

Home Modifications - Funding Sources

Disability Home Accommodation Cost Guide

Benefits for People with Disabilities

Medicare and Social Security Disability: Benefits for Disabled Individuals

American Association on Health and Disability

Local Doctor Finder: Search by Disability


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