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 amneded, 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).
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
65 E Elizabeth Ave
Bethlehem, PA 18018-6518
610-317-5322- Local Fair Housing Discriminiation Line
County of Lehigh
Fair Housing Officer
17 S. Seventh Street
Allentown, PA 18101
TDD: 7-1-1 PA Relay Center
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Analysis of Impediments
As an entitlement of Community Development Block Grant Program funds an analysis to 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 Fair Housing Officer, Paulette Gilfoil.
Regional -Analysis of Impediments
Lehigh County is part of a regional initiative that will result in the preparation of a new Analysis of Impediments in the coming year. Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation was recently awarded a Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant for $3.4 million dollars by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This HUD grant will allow for the implementation of the County's Five-Year Strategic Plan (2012-2016) and the larger Regional Analysis of Impediments plan.