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City of Philadelphia

Fair Housing Commission

Contact Us

601 Walnut Street
Suite 300 South
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone: 215-686-4670
Fax: 215-686-4684

About Us

The Fair Housing Commission enforces the Philadelphia Fair Housing Ordinance, Chapter 9-800 of the Philadelphia Code. The law prohibits certain unfair rental practices by landlords against tenants. It also gives the Commission the authority to address unsafe and unhealthy conditions in rental property.
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Unfair Rental Practices

Certain actions by your landlord are illegal under Philadelphia’s Fair Housing Ordinance. Learn what types of unfair rental practices are illegal and how you are protected by the law.

COVID-19 Emergency Tenant Protections

Tenants experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are eligible for certain housing protections, including waiver of late fees and rent repayment agreements before their landlords can file eviction actions in court.

Victim Protections

Learn how Philadelphia’s Fair Housing Ordinance protects victims.

Good Cause Eviction

Learn how Philadelphia’s Fair Housing Ordinance “Good Cause” Eviction Law works.

Filing A Complaint

See what documents and other information you need to bring to our office to file a complaint.

Rental Suitability

Learn about a landlord’s obligation to provide new tenants with documents certifying that a property is free from code violations and is in proper condition to rent.

Discrimination Is Illegal

See what to do if you believe you were discriminated against when renting or applying to rent a property.

Meetings and Events

    Lead Safe Rentals

    Philadelphia law requires landlords to certify that properties rented to young children are lead-free or lead-safe. More »

    Landlord Licenses

    The Philadelphia Property Maintenance Code states that all landlords must be licensed in order to rent properties.

    Rental Assistance

    Rental Assistance is now available through the City of Philadelphia for tenants and landlords to apply together. For more information go to: