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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

  • Sep
    27
    FAIR HOUSING EXECUTIVE SESSION
    8:30 am to 9:00 am

    FAIR HOUSING EXECUTIVE SESSION

    September 27, 2022
    8:30 am to 9:00 am, 30 mins
  • Sep
    27
    FAIR HOUSING PUBLIC HEARINGS
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    FAIR HOUSING PUBLIC HEARINGS

    September 27, 2022
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm, 3 hours
    The Philadelphia Fair Housing Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, September 27, 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: Frank Lahai v. Harry Falik
    Time: Sep 27, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83271907108?pwd=WDJuYzhYbDRFOHVtN0dQT051dkV2Zz09
    Meeting ID: 832 7190 7108
    Passcode: 306106

    Topic: Ronda Lane v. Hundley & Walters LLC
    Time: Sep 27, 2022 10:15 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88568347190?pwd=cmVxR2VlWkNoNTFIR0VXcE9LRllLUT09
    Meeting ID: 885 6834 7190
    Passcode: 630884

    Topic: Dante Nole v. Wanda Rucker
    Time: Sep 27, 2022 11:15 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89098727330?pwd=YmlEei9qdEoxQTZFWkFGd3FBWUw1QT09
    Meeting ID: 890 9872 7330
    Passcode: 514281
  • Sep
    28
    FAIR HOUSING EXECUTIVE SESSION
    8:30 am to 9:00 am

    FAIR HOUSING EXECUTIVE SESSION

    September 28, 2022
    8:30 am to 9:00 am, 30 mins

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