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Fair Housing Practices are guaranteed by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act

Fair Housing Practices [PDF]

The Centre County Planning and Community Development Office serves as a local point of contact for Fair Housing Protection in Centre County.

Persons who believe that they have been discriminated against may contact the Office at (814) 355-6791 or email     After the initial contact, you will be referred to the PA Human Relations Commission for intake and investigation of the complaint. You may also contact the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission directly at (717) 787-9780 or (717) 787-7279 (TDD).

Fair Housing is your right in PA.  For more information on Fair Housing visit

PA Human Relations Commission Fair Housing Fact Sheet

In addition, you may also file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  The link below provides information on how to recognize housing discrimination as well as provides a form for you to complete specific to your complaint.  You may file electronically by visiting

 or call the Hotline at 1-800-669-9777.

If you need assistance, please contact the Centre County Fair Housing Officer:

Linda Marshall
Centre County Planning and Community Development Office
420 Holmes Street
Bellefonte, PA 16823


VisitAbility ensures that everyone has basic access to visit homes with ease. Visitable features include: one no-step entrance, bathroom on the first floor, wide doorways, and a clear path of travel on the main floor. (Promoting VisitAbility in Pennsylvania). For more information on visitability, download:

Addressing Barriers to Affordable Housing