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Bedford County Fair Housing

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Fair Housing is Your Right!

The Fair Housing Act: Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act), as amended, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions. It also requires that all federal programs relating to housing and urban development be administered in a manner that affirmatively furthers fair housing.

Who is protected?

HUD’s Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of:

  • Race
  • Color
  • National Origin
  • Religion
  • Sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation)
  • Familial Status
  • Disability

Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA) prohibits discrimination in housing because of:

  • Age
  • Ancestry
  • Use of guide or support animals because of the blindness, deafness, or physical handicap of the user or because the user is a handler or trainer of support or guide animals.

Reporting Housing Discrimination:

Bedford County residents who believe their rights may have been violated, are encouraged to report housing discrimination. Because there are time limits on when an allegation can be filed with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) after an alleged violation, a resident should report housing discrimination as soon as possible to:

When reporting housing discrimination, please provide as much information as possible including:

  • Your name and address.
  • The name and address of the person(s) or organization your allegation is against.
  • The address or other identification of the housing or program involved.
  • A short description of the event(s) that cause you to believe your rights were violated.
  • The date(s) of the alleged violation.


Bedford County Fair Housing Officer:

Jeffrey Fellers, CDBG Administrator
Bedford County Planning Commission
200 South Juliana Street, Suite 304
Bedford, PA 15522

Telephone: (814) 623-4827
(800) 654-5984 TTY users


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Additional Fair Housing Resources can be found at:
Fair Housing Law Center –

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