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Fair Housing Lehigh County 


Fair Housing

The County of Lehigh 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).  Equal Housing

The following resources are available to those Lehigh County 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:

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:


North Penn Legal Services

559 Main Street, Suite 200
Bethlehem, PA 18018

610-317-5322 - Local Fair Housing Discrimination Line


County of Lehigh
Fair Housing Officer
Laurie Moyer
17 S. Seventh Street
Allentown, PA 18101

For General Questions, Please Call our Office:  610-782-3565

TTY:  (800) 877-8339

TDD:   7-1-1 PA Relay Center

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 County of Lehigh's Fair Housing Officer, Paulette Gilfoil.

 Fair Housing-- It's Your Right - HUD

NEW HUD guidance on Fair Housing Act protection for people with Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently issued guidance regarding the applicability of the Fair Housing Act (FHA) to a housing provider’s consideration of a person’s limited English proficiency (LEP). LEP refers to a person’s limited ability to read, write, speak or understand English. Although LEP individuals are not a protected class under the FHA, there is a close connection between LEP and national origin, which is a protected class under the FHA. Because a person’s primary language usually derives from his or her national origin, the FHA prohibits housing providers from using an individual’s LEP as a basis for an adverse housing decision. A housing provider can violate the FHA by either intentionally discriminating against people with LEP or using LEP in a way that causes an unjustified discriminatory effect. For more information, please visit HUD’s website.


2021 Fair Housing Awareness Month Proclamation

2021 Fair Housing Awareness Month Proclamation 

The Mayors of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, and the County Executives of Lehigh County and Northampton County, have proclaimed April 2021 as Fair Housing Awareness Month in the Lehigh Valley Area.  This proclamation marks the anniversary of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 which sought to eliminate discrimination in housing opportunities and to affirmatively further housing choices for ALL Americans. 


Affordable Housing Resource

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Lehigh Valley Community Land Trust

Michael Handzo

Project Coordinator

Lehigh Valley Community Land Trust (LVCLT)