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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

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

    FAIR HOUSING EXECUTIVE SESSION

    August 9, 2022
    8:30 am to 9:00 am, 30 mins
  • Aug
    9
    FAIR HOUSING PUBLIC HEARINGS
    10:15 am to 12:15 pm

    FAIR HOUSING PUBLIC HEARINGS

    August 9, 2022
    10:15 am to 12:15 pm, 2 hours
    The Philadelphia Fair Housing Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 9, 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: Arleatha Holloway v. 1260 Housing Development
    Time: Aug 9, 2022, 10:15 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84158616766?pwd=VVVUd2hxWkJBU1U1NzRZc0t4elU2dz09
    Meeting ID: 841 5861 6766
    Passcode: 571348

    Topic: James Farag v. 1220 North Broad Partners
    Time: Aug 9, 2022, 11:15 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81681125160?pwd=Nml5dVljWlRQODJlcWx1Q3lKdWFQdz09
    Meeting ID: 816 8112 5160
    Passcode: 328180
  • Aug
    10
    FAIR HOUSING EXECUTIVE SESSION
    8:30 am to 9:00 am

    FAIR HOUSING EXECUTIVE SESSION

    August 10, 2022
    8:30 am to 9:00 am, 30 mins

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