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    Programs that provide assistance for people who believe that they have been denied an opportunity to purchase, lease or rent the home or apartment of their choice due to their age, gender, family composition, race or ethnic origin, nationality, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital status.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    CornerstoneThe Cornerstone Housing Support Center assists Beaver County residents in finding the resources they need and is committed to providing reliable information and services to the community. Services available include:
    • Assistance to individuals and families experiencing homelessness or are at imminent risk of homelessness,
    • Utility Assistance,
    • Displaced residents emergency motel program,
    • Consumer Education,
    • Supportive Housing Program for individuals and families with disabilities who have exhausted all other housing options,
    • Fair Housing,
    • Supportive Services for Veterans Families.
    BeaverCornerstoneCornerstone
    Duquesne University School of Law, Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education -Civil Rights ClinicDuquesne University School of Law's Civil Rights Clinic is a year-long in-house clinic that engages in civil rights litigation and advocacy. Students participate in weekly training sessions addressing the applicable substantive and procedural law. Beyond the classroom, students are trained in case intake and interviewing, client counseling, fact investigation, case analysis, negotiation, research, and drafting of complaints and documents. A leading referral source for cases is the Pittsburgh Chapter of the NAACP. In this innovative partnership, NAACP staff and volunteers work with the clinic students and the supervising attorneys to create a comprehensive intake and referral system for civil rights and other legal complaints. Students prepare and conduct training sessions for the NAACP on the application of a refined and systematized intake and referral process. Any potentially viable civil rights complaints identified through this process will be referred to the CBR Clinic or when necessary to other appropriate sources for assistance. The civil rights clinic works with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations and the Pittsburgh chapter of the NAACP on matters involving employment, housing and public accommodation discrimination, and civil rights advocacy.AlleghenyDuquesne University School of Law, Tribone Center for Clinical Legal EducationDuquesne University
    Fair Housing Council - Fair Housing Enforcement and Education ServicesFair Housing Enforcement and Education Services provides: - Counseling for housing discrimination victims on their rights protected under fair housing laws - Information for consumers, nonprofits, and communities on how to recognize and report violations - Testing investigation services for housing discrimination victims - Information on legal options and assistance in navigating the legal process - Random testing to ensure regional compliance with fair housing laws - Technical assistance to prevent discrimination before it occurs - Comprehensive and individually tailored education programs provided on site, online or at FHCSP's training facility in Fort Washington for private landlords, property managers, real estate professionals, consumers, homeowners' associations, housing authority staff, CDBG funded nonprofits, local government, social service agencies, etc.MontgomeryFair Housing Council of Suburban Philadelphia - Montgomery; Fort WashingtonFair Housing Council of Suburban Philadelphia
    Fair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh, Inc.Assists in the investigation and filing of housing discrimination complaints, and provides legal representation for victims of housing discrimination. Fair housing hotline provides information and referrals for people with housing problems, including landlord/tenant disputes. Provides homebuyer education workshops, pre-purchase and post-purchase counseling, and housing search assistance including help with accessing to public housing. Works to eliminate housing discrimination and to promote fair housing in the Greater Pittsburgh area and throughout Pennsylvania, through education, monitoring and research, legislative reform, testing and enforcement, and community outreach. Volunteer opportunities are available for testers to pose as potential homebuyers or renters to help uncover discriminatory practices.AlleghenyFair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh, inc.Fair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh, Inc.
    Fair Housing Rights Center - Complaint ResolutionStaff assists those who have a complaint of housing discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, familial status (having children), or age (over 40).MontgomeryFair Housing Rights Center in SEPA - Montgomery; GlensideFair Housing Rights Center in Southeastern Pennsylvania
    Fair Housing Rights Center - Education - Fair Housing LawsThe FHRC provides training sessions fair housing laws that allow consumers and service providers to recognize housing discrimination. Trained providers teach responsibilities under the law and best practices for compliance.MontgomeryFair Housing Rights Center in SEPA - Montgomery; GlensideFair Housing Rights Center in Southeastern Pennsylvania
    Fair Housing Rights Center - Education - Fair Housing MaterialsThe FHRC provides several educational materials that are available to the public.MontgomeryFair Housing Rights Center in SEPA - Montgomery; GlensideFair Housing Rights Center in Southeastern Pennsylvania
    Fair Housing Rights Center - Housing Rights ProgramsThe Mission of the Fair Housing Rights Center is to ensure equal access to housing opportunities to all persons. The Fair Housing Rights Center in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Inc., is a private, non-profit 501c 3 organization.MontgomeryFair Housing Rights Center in SEPA - Montgomery; GlensideFair Housing Rights Center in Southeastern Pennsylvania
    Greene County Human Services - Housing ProgramGreene County Human Services Department offers a full continuum of housing services. The Philosophy of the County is to keep people housed whenever possible and if they become homeless, to assist them to move to permanent housing. Our programs serve the following: • Persons at risk of homelessness • Homeless • Persons with Behavioral Health (Mental Health and Drug Alcohol) Issues • Low Income families and individuals • Families involved with Children and Youth • Persons with Special Needs and/ or Disabilities • Seniors • Youth in transition • Person involved in the Criminal Justice System • Veterans The Greene County Housing Program continuum of services includes the following services that are described in more detail below: • Outreach • Intake and Coordinated Assessment • PATH Services (help with housing for those with Behavioral Health needs) • Homeless Prevention (evictions) • Rapid Rehousing (first month’s rent) • Emergency Shelter • Shelters • Transitional Housing • Permanent Housing • Support Services To access any of these housing services, contact: Housing Outreach Specialist Fort Jackson Building (3rd Floor) 19 South Washington Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370 Phone: 724-852-5276/ Fax: 724-852-5368 Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday GreeneHousing Authority of the County of GreeneGreene County Human Services
    Indiana County Office of Planning and Development - Fair HousingAssists in the investigation and filing of housing discrimination complaints, and provides legal representation for victims of housing discrimination. Fair housing hotline provides information and referrals for people with housing problems, including landlord/tenant disputes. Provides homebuyer education workshops, pre-purchase and post-purchase counseling, and housing search assistance including help with accessing to public housing. Works to eliminate housing discrimination and to promote fair housing in the Greater Pittsburgh area and throughout Pennsylvania, through education, monitoring and research, legislative reform, testing and enforcement, and community outreach. Volunteer opportunities are available for testers to pose as potential homebuyers or renters to help uncover discriminatory practices.IndianaIndiana County Office of Planning and DevelopmentIndiana County Office of Planning and Development
    Northwest Counseling Services - Real Estate and HousingProvides real estate and housing counseling services. Provides expert advice and quality services in the areas of pre and post purchase, pre and post rental, mortgage default/delinquency/foreclosure, ant-predatory lending, rental default, reverse mortgage counseling/certification and housing consumer education.PhiladelphiaNorthwest Counseling Services - Philadelphia; LoganNorthwest Counseling Services
    Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia - Fair HousingProvides free legal representation to victims of housing discrimination, in connection with the rental or sale of property, accessibility, mortgage lending, advertising, and other contexts. Also provides legal assistance in connection with administrative investigation and enforcement, aiding the complainant with complaint preparation and presentation of claims.PhiladelphiaPublic Interest Law Center of Philadelphia (PILCOP) - Philadelphia; Center CityPublic Interest Law Center of Philadelphia

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