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Where You Live is Your Choice

created on Sun, 2015-11-29   •   updated on Thu, 2017-01-12
Poster showing a Black mother and daughter: Don’t let anyone tell you differently. We found the home of our dreams, but the real estate agent said she thought we would be more comfortable in a different neighborhood. But I know it’s illegal to steer prospective homeowners to or from certain neighborhoods based on race or national origin. Report racial steering and put an end to it. Like we did. Fair housing is your right. Use it. Formatted for Bus Shelter. HUD website/phone for contact info.Open Publication

Fair Housing Guide for Landlords and Property Managers

created on Mon, 2017-09-11   •   updated on Mon, 2017-09-11
This 12-page booklet from the Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania outlines fair housing riesponsibilities for landlords and property managers. It provides information about the laws, advertising, disability rights, families with children, etc. 2015 Republished with permission from Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania.Open Publication

Fair Housing Review: Families with Children

created on Mon, 2017-09-11   •   updated on Mon, 2017-09-11
This 2-sided flyer from the Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania provides fair housing basics concerning families with children. It explains the role of the agency, provides examples of possible discrimination; offers information about advertising, occupancy policies, per capita charges; and gives examples of discrimination based on familial status. Republished with permission from Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania.Open Publication

Fair Housing Review: Homeowners Insurance

created on Mon, 2017-09-11   •   updated on Mon, 2017-09-11
This 2-sided flyer from the Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania provides fair housing basics concerning homeowners insurance. It explains the role of the agency, provides examples of possible discrimination, and urges consumers to shop around. Republished with permission from Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania.Open Publication

Know Your Responsibilities

created on Mon, 2017-09-11   •   updated on Mon, 2017-09-11
This 2-sided flyer from the Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania provides fair housing basics for landlords. It provides information about prohibited acts and issues involving families with children, people with disabilities and advertising. It also offers best practices tips. Republished with permission from Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania.Open Publication

A Guide to Fair Housing Law for Landlords and Property Managers

created on Mon, 2017-08-28   •   updated on Mon, 2017-08-28
This guide from the Fair Housing Project of the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity provide information on frequently asked questions about fair housing, as well as specific details about families with children, housing for older people and people with disabilities. https://www.cvoeo.org/fileLibrary/file_86.pdfOpen Publication

Assistance Animals in Rental Units

created on Mon, 2017-08-28   •   updated on Mon, 2017-08-28
This fact sheet by the Vermont Human Rights Commission provides information about the use of assistance animals by people with disabilities. http://accd.vermont.gov/sites/accdnew/files/documents/H-Instructions-FHAssistanceAnimals.pdfOpen Publication

Short Sales: Frequently Asked Questions

created on Mon, 2017-08-21   •   updated on Thu, 2017-08-31
This fact sheet by the Connecticut Fair Housing Center explains "short sales" (sale with upside down mortgage). Included are: Short sale basics Fees, deficiencies and taxes Facilitating a short sale Home affordable foreclosure alternatives (HAFA) Entering the rental market after foreclosure? Other alternatives Resources for homeowners at risk of foreclosureOpen Publication

Residency requirements are illegal!

created on Mon, 2017-08-21   •   updated on Thu, 2017-08-31
This flyer from the Connecticut Fair Housing Center explains fair housing protections for Housing Choice Voucher applicants: A housing authority cannot stop you from applying for a Housing Choice (Section 8) Voucher because you do not live or work in the town. Residency requirements are illegal! Even residency preferences may be illegal! If a housing authority tells you that it will not accept an application for their Section 8 program or that you don’t qualify for its Section 8 program because of where you live or work please call us at 888-247-4401. Know your housing rights!Open Publication

Fair Housing Rights for applicants and residents of public and subsidized housing

created on Mon, 2017-08-21   •   updated on Thu, 2017-08-31
This flyer from Connecticut Fair Housing Center explains fair housing protections for applicants/residents of public/subsidized housing: If you are applying for public or subsidized housing, you may not be denied if: • You have a criminal record that is related to a disability. • You are a domestic violence survivor. • You live in a group home. • You have a disability. In addition, you are not required to provide proof of medical treatment or proof that you are able to live independently. If you think you have been a victim of housing discrimination, please call us!Open Publication

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