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Fair Housing

The City of Allentown is dedicated to adhering to the regulations set forth by 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, based on race, color national origin, religion sex, familial status (including children under of the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of 18), and handicap (disability).

The following resources are available to those City of Allentown residents who believe they have experienced discrimination in housing, rental, sales, or financing because of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, or familial status may contact any of the resources below for assistance:

Complaints

Persons who believe they have experienced discrimination in housing rental, sales, or financing because of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, or familial status can contact any of the following entities:

Local Contacts:

City of Allentown
Fair Housing Officer
Maria Quigney
435 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18101
610-437-7761
fax: 610-437-5947
Maria.Quigney@AllentownPA.gov TTY: 610-497-7551

U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
800.347.3739

Analysis of Impediments

As an entitlement of Community Development Block Grant Program funds, an analysis of impediments is performed every five years to uncover any obstacles to fair housing. Should you wish to have a copy of this report please contact the City of Allentown's Fair Housing Officer, Maria Quigney.

Regional - Analysis of Impediments

The City of Allentown is part of a regional initiative that will result in the preparation of a new Analysis of Impediments. Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation was recently awarded a Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant for $3.4 million dollars by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This HUD grant will allow for the larger Regional Analysis of Impediments plan.

Fair Housing-- It's Your Right - HUD