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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is the nation’s housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly among minorities; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development, and enforces the nation’s fair housing laws.

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HUD ANNOUNCES FAIR HOUSING AGREEMENT WITH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP IN PENNSYLVANIA RESOLVING DISCRIMINATORY ZONING ALLEGATIONS

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has entered into a Conciliation/Voluntary Compliance Agreement resolving a complaint brought by complainant PathStone, a real estate development corporation based in Rochester, NY, against Whitehall Township and Whitehall Zoning Hearing Board, in Whitehall, Pennsylvania.

HUD REACHES SETTLEMENT WITH PENNSYLVANIA HOUSING AUTHORITY

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today a Conciliation Agreement with the Housing Authority of the City of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, settling allegations the housing authority discriminated against Hispanic households. The agreement resolves claims the housing authority violated the housing rights of Spanish-speaking applicants andtenants by requiring them to supply interpreters in order to communicate with housing authority staff and by denying them limited English proficiency services.

HUD REACHES $100,000 AGREEMENT WITH CITY OF SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA, RESOLVING CLAIMS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST...

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has reached a settlement, including payment of $100,000 in compensation, with the city of Scranton, Pennsylvania, resolving allegations that the city unlawfully evicted residents with disabilities from their home.

HUD APPROVES TWO DISASTER PLANS IN PENNSYLVANIA TO SPUR RECOVERY FROM IMPACTS OF 2011...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today approved two disaster recovery plans in Pennsylvania totaling $17.4 million to help Luzerne and Dauphin Counties to recover from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in 2011. These disaster plans will rely on grants provided earlier through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

HUD CHARGES PENNSYLVANIA HOMELESS SHELTER WITH DISCRIMINATING AGAINST INDIVIDUAL WITH DISABILITIES

WASHINGTON, DC - May 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is charging City Rescue Mission of New Castle (CRM) and one of its employees with refusing to accept a blind man and his guide dog at a homeless shelter in New Castle, PA. HUD’s investigation found that CRM denied a reasonable accommodation request to allow the man to keep his dog in the shelter, in violation of the Fair Housing Act

HUD SECRETARY ANNOUNCES FORECLOSURE PROTECTION FOR DISPLACED PENNSYLVANIA STORM VICTIMS

WASHINGTON, DC - February 1, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in addition to resources being provided by FEMA and other federal partners. HUD will provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes due to Hurricane Sandy.

HUD AWARDS MORE THAN $2 MILLION IN GRANTS TO COMBAT HOUSING DISCRIMINATION IN PENNSYLVANIA

PHILADELPHIA - May 28, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $2 million to fair housing organizations to assist people in Pennsylvania who believe they have been victims of housing discrimination.

HUD AWARDS $2.4 MILLION IN GRANTS TO PROTECT CHILDREN IN LAWRENCE COUNTY, PA FROM...

PITTSBURGH - April 11, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $2,480,000 million in grants to 198 housing units in Lawrence County to conduct a wide range of activities intended to protect children and families from potentially dangerous lead-based paint and other home health and safety hazards

HUD DISCRIMINATION CHARGE AGAINST PENNSYLVANIA LANDLORD RESULTS IN $15,000 SETTLEMENT

WASHINGTON, DC - March 6, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that the owner of Breckenridge Plaza Apartment complex in Phoenixville, PA, has agreed to pay $15,000 as part of a consent decree in federal district court to settle claims that the development’s on-site manager, Morris Zelikovsky, discriminated against families with children. In August 2011, HUD charged the owner and manager of Breckenridge with charging families higher rent when they have children and indicating a preference against families with children

HUD CHARGES PHILADELPHIA CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION WITH DISCRIMINATING AGAINST RESIDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

WASHINGTON, DC - October 19, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that it is charging a Philadelphia condominium association with violating the Fair Housing Act for refusing to revise its “no pets” policy as a reasonable accommodation for condominium residents with disabilities who required assistance animals. HUD's charge alleges that The Philadelphian Owners' Association (POA), which manages the 776-unit Philadelphian condominium complex, requiredthat residents provide burdensome and invasive medical documentation before requests for accommodation would be considered, severely limited access to the complex's facilities for residents accompanied by assistance animals, and failed to address several instances of harassment of residents requiring assistance animals.

HUD SECRETARY ANNOUNCES DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR PENNSYLVANIA STORM VICTIMS

WASHINGTON, DC - September 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes following Tropical Storm Lee.

HUD CHARGES PENNSYLVANIA LANDLORD WITH DISCRIMINATING AGAINST FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN

WASHINGTON, DC - August 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has charged the owner and manager of Breckenridge Plaza Apartments in Phoenixville, PA, with violating the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against families with children. Breckenridge Plaza, Inc., and Morris Zelikovsky were charged with making discriminatory statements, including in advertisements on craigslist.org, indicating a preference against families with children, offering different rental terms and conditions to families with children, and discouraging families with children from applying for housing.

HUD SECRETARY ANNOUNCES DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR PENNSYLVANIA STORM VICTIMS

WASHINGTON, DC - July 15, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes following severe storms and flooding in April.

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PHA To Use On-line Housing Applications For First Time

Philadelphia, PA - March 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Philadelphia Housing Authority announced today it would begin accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program on-line, through its Web site, pha.phila.gov.

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Mayor William Peduto and PWSA Announce Safe Water Lead Filter Plan

Mayor William Peduto's administration and the Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority today announced its additional plans for distributing lead filters to interested City residents, through the Safe Water Program.