The Fair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating equal housing choice in southwestern Pennsylvania. FHP is the only private fair housing organization dedicated to serving the entire greater Pittsburgh region and assists individuals in the area who believe they have experienced housing discrimination. We are also available to assist persons with disabilities with preparing requests for reasonable accommodations and modifications so that they may have full access to housing. If you feel you have been discriminated against in your rental, sales, mortgage, or homeowner’s insurance process, FHP can fight for you up to and including litigation when needed. All services are free of charge for victims of discrimination.
Fair Housing Partnership has three important roles:
- fair housing advocate and enforcer of fair housing laws
- providing education and outreach to the community regarding the Fair Housing Act
- training housing providers and government officials on their obligations under the Fair Housing Act
The Fair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh is a full-service fair housing enforcement organization that ensures equal housing choice through education, fair housing analysis, enforcement actions, outreach, and community organizing in western Pennsylvania.
The Fair Housing Partnership of Pittsburgh was established in 1984.
In the 1980s, organizers in cities across the county were establishing a Fair Housing groups to address the systemic discrimination in housing. Pittsburgh was no exception. A fair housing activist at the Pittsburgh Urban League was at a conference and noticed that the city of Philadelphia had two Fair Housing Agencies while Pittsburgh had zero; they wanted to change that. They started working with organizers from the Philadelphia Fair Housing groups to craft a proposal to get a Pittsburgh Fair Housing Group up and running. This group eventually became the Community Housing Resource Board (CHRB). For a decade fair housing work in Pittsburgh was done through the CHRB. In 1993, the CHRB, had a reorganizing meeting where they would decide to move from education and assessments to enforcement. This was the time for action. During this meeting, the board of the CHRB, also decided a change of name was due to coincide with the change in mission. As such, Community Housing Resource Board was renamed the Fair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh (FHP) on January 8, 1993 and new era in fair Housing enforcement began.
Since those days, FHP has become the leading force for fair housing in Western Pennsylvania having assisted thousands of people to gain access to housing free from discrimination. FHP has made great strides to end housing discrimination here in our region, but we realize there is still much work to do.
- Robert Ferry – President
- Pat Fenton
- Hon. Tom Caulfield
Fair Housing Specialist
Education and Outreach Coordinator
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Executive Officer
WHAT WE DO
- Advocate and fight for your fair housing rights
- Investigate your claim of housing discrimination
- Assist you in filing a fair housing complaint
- Refer your case to attorneys who specialize in fair housing litigation
- Educate individuals, real estate professionals, condominium/ homeowners’ association members and municipal officials about fair housing laws and responsibilities
- Provide fair housing education materials for your organization or municipality
- Write a letter to request an accommodation for your disabilit
If you have been a victim of discrimination, all of our services are free of charge.