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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:

North Penn Legal Services
65 E Elizabeth Ave
Bethlehem, PA 18018-6518
610-317-87576
610-317-5322- Local Fair Housing Discrimination Line
www.northpennlegal.org
City of Allentown
Fair Housing Officer
Tatiana Tooley
435 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18101
610.841.3290 ext.2725
Fax: 610.439.5947
Tatiana.Tooley@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

Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that the City of Allentown, PA will hold a virtual public hearing on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 10 AM, at the following address: https://zoom.us/j/94993357033 to present the City's Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. The Meeting ID is 949 9335 7033 and participants may call 646-558-8656 and use the meeting code to participate by phone. If special arrangements need to be made for residents to accommodate them in order to participate in the public hearing, please contact the City’s Department of Community and Economic Development, Maria Quigney at 610-437-7761, or Maria.Quigney@allentownpa.gov, or 711 for the hearing impaired, to make arrangements.

Si es necesario establecer arreglos especiales para que los residentes los acojan para participar en la audiencia pública, comuníquese con la Consejera de Desarrollo Comunitario y Económico de la Ciudad, María Quigney al 610-437-7761, o Maria.Quigney@allentownpa.gov, o al 711 para las personas con discapacidad auditiva, para hacer arreglos.