Redevelopment Authority of the City of Butler

Fair Housing

FAIR HOUSING RESOLUTION

               

LET IT BE KNOWN TO ALL PERSONS of the City of Butler that discrimination in the sale, rental, leasing, financing of housing or land to be used for construction of housing, or in the provision of brokerage services because of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, familial status (families with children), or handicap (disability) is prohibited by Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Federal Fair Housing Act) and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act adds the additional protected classes of age, ancestry, and use of guide or support animals because of blindness, deafness, or physical handicap of the user or because the user is a handler or trainer of support or guide animals.  It is the policy of the City of Butler and the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Butler to implement programs to ensure equal opportunity in housing for all persons regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, familial status, handicap (disability), age, ancestry, and use of guide or support animals because of blindness, deafness or physical handicap of the user or because the user is a handler or trainer of support or guide animals.  Therefore, the City of Butler does hereby pass the following resolution.

BE IT RESOLVED, that within available resources the City of Butler/Redevelopment Authority of the City of Butler will assist all persons who feel they have been discriminated against because of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, familial status, handicap (disability), age and ancestry and use of 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 to seek equity under federal and state laws by filing a complaint with the local Fair Housing Officer, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, whichever is chosen by the person filling the complaint.

               

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City of Butler/Redevelopment Authority of the City of Butler shall make publicly known this Resolution and through this publicity shall cause owners of real estate, developers, and builders to become aware of their respective responsibilities and rights under the Federal Fair Housing Act, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, and any local laws or ordinances.

 

FURTHER ACTION will at a minimum include, but not to be limited to: 

(1) Publicizing the name and contact information of the local Fair Housing Officer, which will include the 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 contracts; and

(2) 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; and

(3) Use the fair housing logo on all materials dealing with housing programs such as but not limited to:

             a. Public advertisements for vacancy or                       discussing the program

             b. Applications for assistance

             c. Contracts

             d. Municipal letters dealing with the federal               programs

               

If you’re a person with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to be able to access any notification, please contact the business offices of the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Butler, 129 West Cunningham Street, Butler, Pennsylvania 16001,  724-283-0116, racb@zoominternet.net, www.RedevelopmentAuthorityCityofButler.net.

 

If you have Limited English Proficiency and require a document translation of any notification, please contact the business offices of the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Butler, 129 West Cunningham Street, Butler, Pennsylvania 16001, 724-283-0116, racb@zoominternet.net, www.RedevelopmentAuthorityCityofButler.net.

 

Approved at the regularly scheduled meeting of City Council held on May 24, 2018.

NOTICE of FAIR HOUSING OFFICER

and  COMPLAINT PROCESS for

CITY OF BUTLER

 

This notice will serve to advise all residents of the City of Butler that the following actions, if based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, familiar status (families with children), or handicap (disability) is prohibited by Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Federal Fair Housing Law) and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act adds the additional protected classes of age, ancestry and use of guide or support animals because of blindness, deafness or physical handicap of the user or because the user is a handler or trainer of support or guide animals are considered discriminatory:

 

-   * Refusing to sell or rent to, deal or negotiate with any person.


-   * Discriminating on terms or conditions for buying or renting housing.


-   * Discriminating by advertising that housing is available only to persons of a certain race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, handicap (disability), age or ancestry.


-   * Denying that housing is available for inspection, sale or rent when it really is available.

-   * Blockbusting-for profit, persuading owners to sell or rent housing by telling them that minority groups are moving into the neighborhood.

    * Denying or making different terms or conditions for home loans by financial institutions.

  * Denying to anyone the use or participation in any real estate


s services, multiple listing services or other facilities related to the


s selling and renting of housing.


 

     If you’re a person with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation, please contact the below Fair Housing Officer.

     If you’re Limited English Proficient and require a document translation, please contact the below Fair Housing Officer.

All residents are hereby notified that Veronica M Walker is designated as Fair Housing Officer for the City of Butler and that any resident that believes they have been discriminated against under any of the above conditions may file a complaint with the Fair Housing Officer at the following address:

Veronica M Walker

Redevelopment Authority of the City of Butler          

129 West Cunningham Street

Butler, PA  16001

724-283-0116

racb@zoominternet.net

www.RedevelopmentAuthorityCityofButler.net