City of York

Fair Housing

City of York Human Relations Commission
28 East Market Street, York, PA 17401
Phone: (717) 846-2926
Fax: (717) 845-4583

Federal, state and local laws, guarantees fair housing practices. The City of York Human Relations Commission (CYHRC) investigates and enforces the City of York Human Relations ordinance to ensure local housing rights are protected.

According to these laws, it is unlawful, because of any person’s race, color, religious creed, sex, ancestry, national origin, handicap, disability, use of support animals, sexual orientation or familial status to:

  • Refuse to sell, lease, sublease, rent, assign or otherwise transfer the title, leasehold or other interest in any housing unit or deny or withhold the furnishing of services in connection therewith from any person, refuse to finance or otherwise withhold housing or commercial property.
  • Discriminate in the terms or conditions of selling, leasing, financing, or in providing facilities, services or privileges in connection with the ownership, occupancy, or use of any housing or commercial property.
  • Print or otherwise circulate any statement indicating a preference or limitation, or make any inquiry or record in connection with the sale, lease or financing of any housing or commercial property.

It Is Also Unlawful to

  • Evict or attempt to evict an occupant of any housing unit before the end of a lease because of pregnancy or birth of a child.
  • Engage in practices which attempt to induce the listing, sale, or other transaction or discourage the purchase or lease of housing or commercial property by making direct or indirect inquiries as to the present or future composition of the neighborhood in which such a property exists.
  • City of York Human Relation Commission’s Fair Housing Assistance Program is a substantially equivalent agency under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.


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