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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

  • Jul
    12
    FAIR HOUSING EXECUTIVE SESSION
    8:30 am to 9:00 am

    FAIR HOUSING EXECUTIVE SESSION

    July 12, 2022
    8:30 am to 9:00 am, 30 mins
  • Jul
    12
    FAIR HOUSING PUBLIC HEARINGS
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    FAIR HOUSING PUBLIC HEARINGS

    July 12, 2022
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm, 3 hours
    The Philadelphia Fair Housing Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 12, 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: Khadijah Ali v. Frances Quinn & Ronald Bartos
    Time: Jul 12, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88307040425?pwd=d0Nnc25VT2pNdXYrRUxkNUxPcTNrdz09
    Meeting ID: 883 0704 0425
    Passcode: 895819

    Topic: Salbia Newsuan v. Savion Michal Properties
    Time: Jul 12, 2022 10:15 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85263127849?pwd=cWJXT3ZuVExROFRDTDFuSnlzRnhtQT09
    Meeting ID: 852 6312 7849
    Passcode: 569560

    Topic: Marilyn Perez Hernandez v. Sacony Associates Realtor Broker, LLC
    Time: Jul 12, 2022 11:15 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81118679595?pwd=a1dIRVVtdUppR0tvTW9pZ25JVjB6QT09
    Meeting ID: 811 1867 9595
    Passcode: 050754
  • Jul
    13
    FAIR HOUSING EXECUTIVE SESSION
    8:30 am to 9:00 am

    FAIR HOUSING EXECUTIVE SESSION

    July 13, 2022
    8:30 am to 9:00 am, 30 mins

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