City of Bradford Fair Housing Information
The City of Bradford is committed to furthering fair housing efforts by promoting fair and equal housing opportunities for its residents. The City is committed to making the public aware of the Federal Fair Housing Act (Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968) and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and to support programs that will educate the public about the right to equal housing opportunities. It is the City’s policy to provide services without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, familial status, source of income, sexual orientation or disability. This commitment extends to all housing programs and rental units administered by the City of Bradford.
What is Fair Housing?
Fair Housing is where all persons have an equal opportunity in housing for all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, familial status, source of income, sexual orientation or disability.
What is Housing Discrimination?
Housing discrimination is unjust or prejudicial treatment of individuals in the area of housing and real estate, based upon the individual’s protected class.
What Guarantees My Right to Fair Housing?
The right to fair housing is assured by a variety of federal and state laws, which make it unlawful to discriminate in renting, selling, financing and insuring housing.
What Should I Do if I Have a Complaint?
If you believe you have been denied housing or the opportunity to apply for housing in the City because of being an individual of a protected class, you may contact the City’s Fair Housing Officer, Shane Oschman, at (814) 368-7170 ext. 115, TTY: 7-1-1.
City of Bradford Actions to Further Fair Housing
- The City has adopted a the attached Fair Housing Resolution and annually publicizes the name and contact information of the local Fair Housing Officer and process to file a complaint if a person feels they have been discriminated against in housing in any manner and other applicable fair housing information through local media and community contacts.
- The City will conduct at least one fair housing activity annually to better inform the public of their rights under the Fair Housing Law and Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.