Fair Housing

There is no community without unity. There is no justice without equality. And there is no America without diversity. Our country’s vibrant mix of cultures is what makes us great and gives us strength. It makes us who we are.
 
The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) is ensuring opportunity is available to everyone, which is why we are proud to enforce a zero-tolerance policy on non-compliance of the Fair Housing Act.
 
The enactment of the federal Fair Housing Act on April 11, 1968 expanded on previous acts and prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, sex, (and as amended) handicap and family status.
 
GLVR has also signed the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Diversity and LGBT Business Council’s Business Pledge, affirming that the Association and its affiliated real estate businesses are LGBT-friendly and will ensure the celebration of diversity and inclusivity.
 
Should you have any questions relating to Fair Housing or the Fair Housing Act, please contact Matthew Marks, Government Affairs Director, at Matthew@GLVR.org.
 

MORE INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers Federal aid to local housing agencies (HAs) that manage the housing for low-income residents at rents they can afford. HUD furnishes technical and professional assistance in planning, developing and managing these developments.

Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission
The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, or PHRC, enforces state laws that prohibit discrimination: the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, which covers discrimination in employment, housing, commercial property, education and public accommodations; and the Pennsylvania Fair Educational Opportunities Act, which is specific to postsecondary education and secondary vocational and trade schools.

North Penn Legal Services
North Penn Legal Services is a nonprofit organization providing civil legal aid to low-income residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania. North Penn provides legal assistance so that people can know their rights and obtain free legal representation in non-criminal matters such as eviction from housing, discrimination, family law, and consumer protection issues.