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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

  • Oct
    11
    FAIR HOUSING EXECUTIVE SESSION
    8:30 am to 9:00 am

    FAIR HOUSING EXECUTIVE SESSION

    October 11, 2022
    8:30 am to 9:00 am, 30 mins
  • Oct
    12
    FAIR HOUSING EXECUTIVE SESSION
    8:30 am to 9:00 am

    FAIR HOUSING EXECUTIVE SESSION

    October 12, 2022
    8:30 am to 9:00 am, 30 mins
  • Oct
    18
    FAIR HOUSING EXECUTIVE SESSION
    8:30 am to 9:00 am

    FAIR HOUSING EXECUTIVE SESSION

    October 18, 2022
    8:30 am to 9:00 am, 30 mins

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