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All About Fair Housing

 

“The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting or buying a home, getting a mortgage, seeking housing assistance, or engaging in other housing-related activities.”

To learn more about the Fair Housing Act, please click on the link below:

https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/fair_housing_act_overview#_The_Fair_Housing

 

The County of Elk, the Ridgway Borough and the City of St. Marys have policies in place to ensure equal opportunity in housing for all persons regardless of race, color, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, religion, familial status, handicap, ancestry and use of a guide or support animals because of the blindness, deafness or physical handicap of the user or because the user is a handler or trainer of support or guide animals. 

 

If you feel that you have been a victim of housing discrimination and you reside in Elk County, you can contact the County of Elk Fair Housing Officer, Kathy McClelland at 814-776-5335 or email by clicking This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

City of St. Mary's residents can contact the City of St. Mary’s Fair Housing Officer, Joe Kugler at 814-781-1718 ext 226 or email atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Residents can learn more about Fair Housing and also report discrimination online through the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) or the Fair Housing Law Center.  HUD “is the Federal agency responsible for national policy and programs that address America's housing needs, that improve and develop the Nation's communities, and enforce fair housing laws” while The Fair Housing Law Center provides education, advocacy and legal representation to victims of housing discrimination. The links to these sites are listed below.

If you question whether or not you’re a victim of housing discrimination, the Fair Housing Law Center also provides a violation assessment tool:

https://fhlaw.org/home/are-you-a-victim-of-housing-discrimination/

To read the County of Elk & Ridgway Borough 2023 Fair Housing Resolution & Fair Housing Notice, click on the links below:

County of Elk & Ridgway Borough 2023 Fair Housing Resolution
County of Elk & Ridgway Borough 2023 Fair Housing Notice

To read the City of St. Mary's 2023 Fair Housing Resolution & Fair Housing Notice, click on the links below:

City of St. Marys 2023 Fair Housing Resolution
City of St. Marys 2023 Fair Housing Notice

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ELK COUNTY

Elk County Courthouse
250 Main Street
P.O. Box 448
Ridgway, PA 15853

Elk County Courthouse Annex
300 Center Street
P.O. Box 448
Ridgway, PA 15853