Education

Educates Consumers

Fair housing education for the general public is offered at various workshops, home buying expos, and other countywide events. Workshops are developed to educate renters about their rights and responsibilities, to teach basic financial literacy and to aid prospective home buyers in their housing search. We also educate consumers about predatory lending practices and current scams to be avoided. Any group interested in hosting a workshop or having a training session tailored to their members particular needs should contact us at 412-391-2535.

Trains Housing Professionals, Officials, and Boards

We are also available to train real estate agents, advocates, municipal officials, planners, other housing professionals, co-op boards, and condominium associations on their fair housing obligations as well as the rights of their clients and residents. We also create programs on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) for municipal officials and the public about fair housing responsibilities under federal law. Our agency offers consultation on fair housing issues. Feel free to call us at 412-391-2535 with specific questions or to arrange a workshop for your group.

Outreach

Believing that education is at the heart of ending housing discrimination, the Fair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh set out to develop a comprehensive education and outreach program to educate those affected by housing discrimination. The education and outreach program continues to raise awareness of fair housing rights for advocates, housing providers, attorneys, state and local representatives, and most importantly, the people in protected classes most often facing discrimination.

Training

Training allows the program to educate audiences on fair housing laws and establish working relationships with agencies and organizations advocating for those in protected classes. The education and outreach program presents free training sessions for groups and organizations of any size. Training sessions cover the basics of fair housing and allow for discussion of issues specific to the group. If you or your organization is interested in training, please fill out the Training Request Form.

Materials

FHP has developed a wide range of materials covering fair housing issues specific to all protected classes, reasonable accommodations, reasonable modifications, assistance animals, and criminal records. If you would like to receive any of our materials, please Contact Us.