Housing Equality and Equity Institute

Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership

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United Way of Lancaster County
General Information
Description of ServiceHandles complaints when people feel they have been discriminated against because of their race, color, religion,ancestry, sex, age, national origin, familial status or disability in the area of housing. Examples of cases include:
1. Refusal to rent to a prospective tenant because of race, color, etc.
2. Charging additional rent due to race, color, etc.
3. Requiring a rental agreement or lease which provides that the tenant shall remain childless or may not maintain a household with a person of a certain age
4. Failing to allow a service/support animal for a person with a disability in an apartment or house with a no pet policy.
5. Not allowing a tenant with a disability that receives social security disability payments the reasonable accommodation of paying rent at a date later than the first of each month when a tenant receives their check after the first.

Produces a series of housing rights and responsibilities materials as well as offers private consultations for individuals seeking to understand their specific housing situation.

The center also provides educational information on an individual basis and through agency seminars. Also presents "Fair Housing 101", a free, one hour training course that provides discussion and information on fair housing laws and their application.
Geographical AreaLancaster
Intake ProcedureBy appointment
Intake RequirementsIdentification card, correspondence
Helpful TipsDo not advocate for tenants or landlords on eviction issues. Believe people have a right to decent/quality housing, but have no authority or funds to help landlords/tenants get property repairs.
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish/Spanish
EligibilityFor discrimination services: The complaint must fall in one of the protected classes (race, religion, sex, age, etc.)
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesCall for information
Hours of Operation Office: Monday, 8:30am to 8:30pm; Tuesday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm; Walk-in: Monday, 10:00am to 3:00pm; Thursday, 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Contact Information
Contact's Name Adrian Garcia
Contact's Position Director, Housing Equality &Equity Institute
Contact's Phone 717-299-7840
Physical Site Address 1 123 East King Street
Physical Site City, State, Zip Lancaster, PA 17602
Main Phone 717-299-7840
Other Phone 717-291-9945 x5
Fax 717-291-9850
Web Address www.lhop.org
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership
Affiliated Program: Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership
This Service: Housing Equality and Equity Institute
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Discrimination Assistance (FT-1800)
Tenant Readiness Education Programs (BH-3700.8500)
Tenant Rights Information/Counseling (FT-4500.8550)