Fair Housing Practices are guaranteed by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. In Venango County, Senior Planner Erik Johnson serves as the Fair Housing Officer and local point of contact.
Persons who believe that they have been discriminated against may contact the Office at 814-432-9684 or email Erik Johnson. After the initial contact, you will be referred to the Pennsylvania 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).
In addition, you may also file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The HUD Portal teaches you how to recognize housing discrimination as well as provides a form for you to complete specific to your complaint. You may file electronically by visiting HUD Portal or call the Hotline at 800-669-9777.
If you need assistance, please contact the Venango County Fair Housing Officer by emailing Erik Johnson or calling 814-432-9684.