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Fair Housing Commission

Enforcing fair rental practices and protecting renters from unsafe housing conditions.

Fair Housing Commission

Notice: The Fair Housing Commission’s hearings have moved online. You can learn about resources for tenants during COVID-19 and how to get free legal help to avoid eviction through Right to Counsel.

What we do

The Fair Housing Commission (FHC) makes sure that renters have safe places to live and that landlords follow housing laws. The five-member commission and staff help people know their rights and responsibilities when it comes to renting a property.

The commission:

  • Enforces the City’s Fair Housing Ordinance.
  • Conducts hearings on properties that are alleged to be unsafe or in poor condition.
  • Verifies that landlords have necessary rental licenses and certificates.
  • Educates tenants and landlords on their rights and responsibilities.
  • Connects landlords and tenants to resources and assistance.

We believe rental housing that works for everybody makes Philadelphia a better place to live.

Connect

Address
601 Walnut St.
Suite 300 South
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Email fairhousingcomm@phila.gov

Resources

Events

  • Jun
    29
    FAIR HOUSING EXECUTIVE SESSION
    8:30 am to 9:00 am

    FAIR HOUSING EXECUTIVE SESSION

    June 29, 2022
    8:30 am to 9:00 am, 30 mins
  • Jun
    29
    FAIR HOUSING PUBLIC HEARINGS
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    FAIR HOUSING PUBLIC HEARINGS

    June 29, 2022
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm, 3 hours
    The Philadelphia Fair Housing Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. This meeting will be conducted virtually through the Zoom teleconferencing platform. Members of the public may participate in the public hearing at the following links:


    Topic: Porsha Summerville v. Stephen Gastright
    Time: Jun 29, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83924440559?pwd=cUF1ZmhTWjA3MUZqaEtlSTk1b1B4Zz09
    Meeting ID: 839 2444 0559
    Passcode: 083741

    Topic: Kiarra Logan & William Purnell v. Linley Tower Co LP et. al.
    Time: Jun 29, 2022 10:15 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86513572509?pwd=aUt4NjZCbm5VMmFZMHI1NFloZlFSQT09
    Meeting ID: 865 1357 2509
    Passcode: 640919

    Topic: Antrown Wells & Tyrone Boston v. Paris Bradford
    Time: Jun 29, 2022 11:15 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87869531937?pwd=aDRIZEtiZ0R0QmdseFNOMXN2dnArdz09
    Meeting ID: 878 6953 1937
    Passcode: 222193
  • Jul
    5
    FAIR HOUSING EXECUTIVE SESSION
    8:30 am to 9:00 am

    FAIR HOUSING EXECUTIVE SESSION

    July 5, 2022
    8:30 am to 9:00 am, 30 mins

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