Fair Housing

Fair Housing LogoFair Housing Practices are guaranteed by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act

Fair Housing Practices (PDF) 

The Centre County Planning and Community Development Office serves as a local point of contact for Fair Housing Protection in Centre County.

Persons who believe that they have been discriminated against may contact the Office at (814) 355-6791 or email CCPC. After the initial contact, you will be referred to the PA Human Relations Commission for intake and investigation of the complaint. You may also contact the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission directly at (717) 787-9780 or (717) 787-7279 (TDD).

Fair Housing is your right in Pennsylvania. 

In addition, you may file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The link below provides information on how to recognize housing discrimination. You'll also find a form to complete specific to your complaint. You may file electronically or call the Hotline at 1-800-669-9777.

If you need assistance, please contact the Centre County Fair Housing Officer:

Betsy Barndt
Centre County Planning and Community Development Office
420 Holmes Street
Bellefonte, PA 16823
Phone: 814-355-6791
Email Betsy Barndt

Notice of Fair Housing Officer and Complaint Process for Centre County and Bellefonte Borough (PDF) (2020)

Centre County Fair Housing Resolution (PDF) (2020) 

Bellefonte Borough Fair Housing Resolution (PDF) (2020) 

Additional Resources

Fair Housing: More Than Just Words
Welcome Back: Toolkit (2023)

Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) Housing Discrimination

PA Human Relations Commission Fair Housing Is Your Right (PDF)

Pennsylvania Attorney General Fair Housing and Lending


VisitAbility ensures that everyone has basic access to visit homes with ease. Visitable features include: one-or-no step entrance, bathroom on the first floor, wide doorways, and a clear path of travel on the main floor. (Promoting VisitAbility in Pennsylvania). For more information on visitability, please visit Physical Accessibility

Addressing Barriers to Affordable Housing