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PHRC Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission

PHRC Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission PHRC is PA's leading civil justice enforcement agency, abiding by the Pennsylvania Human Relation Act

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Fair housing is the law. If you believe you’ve been discriminated against in your housing, call the Pennsylvania Fair Ho...
12/23/2022

Fair housing is the law. If you believe you’ve been discriminated against in your housing, call the Pennsylvania Fair Housing Hotline – 855-866-5718

PHRC staff receive the Executive Director's award.
12/20/2022

PHRC staff receive the Executive Director's award.

Fair housing is the law. The Pennsylvania Human Relations Act establishes housing protections for those discriminated ag...
12/16/2022

Fair housing is the law. The Pennsylvania Human Relations Act establishes housing protections for those discriminated against in their housing due to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, s*x, age (40+), familial status disability, and the use, handling, or training of a guide or support animal for disability.

If you believe you’ve been discriminated against in your housing, call the Pennsylvania Fair Housing Hotline – 855-866-5718

Join "PHRC Speaks: Fair Housing in the 21st Century" this Sunday at 3pm on PCNtv! Kia Ghee, Executive Director of the Ph...
12/16/2022

Join "PHRC Speaks: Fair Housing in the 21st Century" this Sunday at 3pm on PCNtv!

Kia Ghee, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations will discuss Enforcing Ordinances to Protect Tenant Rights with show host Adrian Garcia.

If you can't tune in on Sunday, the recording will be available for streaming afterwards at: https://pcntv.com/phrc-speaks/

GPAR photo recap
12/14/2022

GPAR photo recap

PHRC Staff attending the Urban League of Philadelphia Whitney M. Young Jr. Empowerment Community Luncheon on Friday!
12/12/2022

PHRC Staff attending the Urban League of Philadelphia Whitney M. Young Jr. Empowerment Community Luncheon on Friday!

Stop by PHRC’s table at Homes Within Reach to learn more about Pennsylvanians’ rights to live, work, and learn free from...
12/08/2022

Stop by PHRC’s table at Homes Within Reach to learn more about Pennsylvanians’ rights to live, work, and learn free from illegal discrimination!

67 years of service to residents of Pennsylvania
12/07/2022

67 years of service to residents of Pennsylvania

PHRC joins Senator Art Haywood at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania as part of the "Ending Racism on College Campuse...
12/06/2022

PHRC joins Senator Art Haywood at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania as part of the "Ending Racism on College Campuses" initiative.

On Friday, PHRC Executive Director Lassiter had the opportunity to join the Greater Philadelphia Association of Realtors...
12/05/2022

On Friday, PHRC Executive Director Lassiter had the opportunity to join the Greater Philadelphia Association of Realtors for their general membership meeting to discuss the impact of fair housing and how realtors can fight against housing discrimination

Want to learn more about inclusive, affordable housing for LGBTQ+ Elders?  Join SAGE's “Creating Home: A Roundtable,” on...
12/05/2022

Want to learn more about inclusive, affordable housing for LGBTQ+ Elders? Join SAGE's “Creating Home: A Roundtable,” on December 7th at 9am, which includes a panel discussion featuring PHRC Supervisor Ronnessa Edwards!

Fair Housing Training & Outreach Coordinator Brittany Mellinger is awarded the Executive Director Excellence Award at th...
12/03/2022

Fair Housing Training & Outreach Coordinator Brittany Mellinger is awarded the Executive Director Excellence Award at the November Commission Meeting Public Session, hosted in Centre County, PA.

PHRC is excited to announce that our 4th season of "PHRC Speaks: Fair Housing in the 21st Century" is launching this Sun...
12/02/2022

PHRC is excited to announce that our 4th season of "PHRC Speaks: Fair Housing in the 21st Century" is launching this Sunday at 3pm. You can watch the program on Leveraging Governmental Partnerships for Housing Justice, featuring PHRC's Director of Policy, Intergovernmental Affairs, & Mediation, Grace Dunigan on Pennsylvania Cable Network.

If you can't tune in on Sunday, the recording will be available for streaming afterwards at: https://pcntv.com/phrc-speaks/

PHRC Executive Director Lassiter joins Dr. Anthony Monteiro for a panel discussion discussing Ghandi
11/23/2022

PHRC Executive Director Lassiter joins Dr. Anthony Monteiro for a panel discussion discussing Ghandi

PHRC and  Art Haywood join  University of Pennsylvania as part of the "Ending Racism on College Campuses" initiative
11/22/2022

PHRC and Art Haywood join University of Pennsylvania as part of the "Ending Racism on College Campuses" initiative

Snapshots from last week's Peace + Justice in PA event
11/21/2022

Snapshots from last week's Peace + Justice in PA event

PHRC's Pittsburgh Regional Office joined Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh in their annual Thanksgiving Distribution to...
11/21/2022

PHRC's Pittsburgh Regional Office joined Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh in their annual Thanksgiving Distribution to serve and provide information about Pennsylvanians' rights to live, work and learn free from illegal discrimation

In “Appraised: The Persistent Evaluations of White Neighborhoods as More Valuable Than Communities of Color,” a report p...
11/18/2022

In “Appraised: The Persistent Evaluations of White Neighborhoods as More Valuable Than Communities of Color,” a report published by Eruka and Washington University, scholarship from Dr. Junia Howell and Dr. Elizabeth Korver-Glenn analyzes this newly released appraisal data, which provides a glimpse into the increasing inequalities in housing data and proposes action steps to address this. Learn more: https://www.eruka.org/appraised

11/16/2022

It's up to all of us to stand up to hate.

On , I'm calling on all Pennsylvanians to speak up for one another.

To call out bigotry when it happens in your community.

To be an ally to your neighbors.

If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination, report it to PHRC Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission or call (717) 787-4410.

Congratulations to all of the honorees of yesterday's Peace + Justice in PA awards: Rev. Nathanial and Pat GadsdenHighma...
11/16/2022
For their work with people in need, Harrisburg couple honored at Peace & Justice in Pa. event

Congratulations to all of the honorees of yesterday's Peace + Justice in PA awards:

Rev. Nathanial and Pat Gadsden
Highmark's Enterprise Institute
Brethren Housing Association of Harrisburg

Our communities are stronger, more just, and more peaceful because of your work!

Learn more about the event: https://www.pennlive.com/news/2022/11/for-their-work-with-people-in-need-the-rev-nathaniel-gadsden-and-wife-pat-are-honored-at-peace-justice-in-pa-event.html

If you missed the livestream, you can view it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHX7gyonObk

The second-annual Peace & Justice in Pa. event draws captive audience to participate in conversation on implicit bias and racism. The Rev. Nathanial Gadsden and his wife, Pat, are honored for their work advancing peace and justice in the region.

11/15/2022

Join PHRC and PennLive.com for Peace + Justice in PA!

PHRC was pleased to join Millersville University students and Senator Art Haywood to address ending racism on college ca...
11/15/2022

PHRC was pleased to join Millersville University students and Senator Art Haywood to address ending racism on college campuses

Photos from Reading-Berks Association of REALTORS®'s post
11/10/2022

Photos from Reading-Berks Association of REALTORS®'s post

PHRC Executive Director Lassiter spots one of our fair housing advertisements at a bus shelter.  Have you seen one of ou...
11/10/2022

PHRC Executive Director Lassiter spots one of our fair housing advertisements at a bus shelter. Have you seen one of our ads in your community? Let us know!

Poor credit and lack of credit scores impacts millions of Americans, but can play an especially large role in preventing...
11/04/2022

Poor credit and lack of credit scores impacts millions of Americans, but can play an especially large role in preventing African American and Hispanic households from achieving homeownership. These households have higher rates of low credit, credit invisibility and unscorable credit under traditional models, which prevents them from accessing a mortgage to buy a first home. Homeownership can be a key factor in building wealth. To learn more about this change, go to: FHFA Announcement on Credit Score Models | Federal Housing Finance Agency.

PHRC's C.R.O.W.N. Act Conference was an impactful time of learning and sharing about race-based hair discrimination.  Th...
10/31/2022

PHRC's C.R.O.W.N. Act Conference was an impactful time of learning and sharing about race-based hair discrimination. Thank you to our speakers, panelists, and attendees for joining us in Philadelphia for this conference!

To learn more about the C.R.O.W.N. Act and the impact of protections against discrimination based on race-based hairstyles, visit: https://www.thecrownact.com/.

Fair Housing is the law!  A reasonable accommodation is a change in policy, practice, or procedure that is needed for an...
10/28/2022

Fair Housing is the law! A reasonable accommodation is a change in policy, practice, or procedure that is needed for an individual in the protected class of ‘disability.’ In housing, existing handicap parking may not be sufficient to meet the needs of individuals because of location, access, and/or availability.

If a housing provider receives a reasonable accommodation request for reserved parking, their responsibility is to evaluate this request in a timely and fair manner, complying with fair housing laws.

Questions? Reach out to our Fair Housing Line: 855-866-5718 or visit www.phrc.pa.gov.

Have you registered to join PHRC's Respect My C.R.O.W.N Conference yet?  Join us this Thursday, October 27th, at the Loe...
10/24/2022

Have you registered to join PHRC's Respect My C.R.O.W.N Conference yet? Join us this Thursday, October 27th, at the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia to address and bring awareness to hair bias and discrimination in Pennsylvania.

You can register here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/.../respect-my-crown-a-call-to...https://www.eventbrite.com/e/respect-my-crown-a-call-to-end-hair-bias-and-discrimination-in-pa-tickets-418179565337?utm-campaign=social%2Cemail&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-source=strongmail&utm-term=checkoutwidget

Check out this video from our partners at City of Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations explaining how evictions and ...
10/21/2022
Pittsburgh Fair Housing - Displacement Eviction

Check out this video from our partners at City of Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations explaining how evictions and other housing policies disproportionately impact members of our communities, and what we can do to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing, both in Pittsburgh and throughout Pennsylvania.

Fair Housing is the Law! Learn more at www.phrc.pa.gov or call the Pennsylvania Fair Housing Line: 855-866-5718

Fair Housing is the law!  The Fair Housing Act requires agencies and organizations that receive federal funds to both co...
10/14/2022

Fair Housing is the law! The Fair Housing Act requires agencies and organizations that receive federal funds to both combat acts of housing discrimination as well as to work to change our current housing landscape, which has been shaped by public policies and private practices into a system in which some neighborhoods and groups of people have quality housing, investment, and wealth-building opportunities that others do not.

PHRC takes very seriously the charge to foster communities that are inclusive to all, regardless of protected class, and to support programs and practices that overcome housing segregation. If you want information about those efforts, call the PA Fair Housing Line at 855-866-5718 or contact [email protected]

Timeline photos
10/11/2022

Timeline photos

All people should feel welcome to live where they want and be able to fully use and enjoy their housing. Tell us: What does it mean to have a home where you feel welcomed free from discrimination? Join the Challenge. https://hubs.ly/Q01pkJF20

Professor Anita Hill shared incredible insight, grace, truth, and power in her conversation with Dean Rachel Rebouché la...
10/11/2022

Professor Anita Hill shared incredible insight, grace, truth, and power in her conversation with Dean Rachel Rebouché last week as part of PHRC's Social Justice Lecture Series. We are grateful to Professor Hill and our partners at University Beasley School of Law for making this evening possible.

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Had the great pleasure of meeting Mr. Chad Dion Lassiter of PA PRC this morning at Harrisburg Train Station, and very much look forward to working with PRC in the future
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What ever you do don't go to these people they don't do their jobs when you file a complaint. We call governor and attorney general Shapiro transfer us to these people to help for how we was discriminated they just got hold of us recently saying it's not their jurisdiction so don't go by these people they will not help and apparently they don't listen to the governor don't care and they hang up on you if you're discriminated or not...... They will string you along making you feel more horrible horrible in life cuz you went through something you don't deserve what was the point of the governor and attorney general connecting us to these people if they're not going to help obviously governor and attorney general saw something once it get done I got nowhere because these people don't do their jobs and they don't apparently follow the law all they worry about is money more likely and not just coming out and saying we can't help when you make the first complaint..... What a joke what a f****** joke I feel sorry for these people that has a pathetic job that don't even do it yet on their sites and that it talks about discrimination and they won't do nothing about it pure laziness they shame me so I'm going to shame them for having a pathetic laziness of a life that don't know how to do their jobs and don't want to listen to the governor or Attorney general when they connected us to these people....... The news will be reported cuz we are getting a news involved armstrong county, and human relations will be put out there I want people out there to know how pathetic Pennsylvania and those in pennsylvania is
This past Friday our Woodland Hills Football Team played at Peters Twp in a WPIAL Playoff Game. In the year 2020 sad we still have to experience racism. Their band dressed up with blackface outfits. A shame their band director, Milt Barney, and athletic director, Brian Geyer, permitted this.
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