[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Punxsutawney 4-10-1989 by Res. No. 89-8. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 100.
Discrimination in the sale, rental, leasing or financing of housing or land to be used for construction of housing or in the provision of brokerage, services because of race, color, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, handicap or disability is prohibited by Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Federal Fair Housing Law) and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. It is the policy of the Borough of Punxsutawney to implement programs to ensure equal opportunity in housing for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, handicap or disability or familiar status (families with children).
Editor's Note: See 43 P.S. § 951 et seq.
Within available resources, the Borough of Punxsutawney will assist all persons who feel they have been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, handicap or disability or familial status (families with children) to seek equity under federal and state laws by filing a complaint with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The Borough of Punxsutawney shall publicize this chapter 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 Law, the Pennsylvania Human Resources Act and any local laws or ordinances. Publicity will, at a minimum, include but not be limited to:
The printing and publicizing of this chapter and other applicable fair housing information through local media and community contracts.
The distribution of posters, flyers and any other means which will bring to the attention of those affected the knowledge of their respective responsibilities and rights concerning equal opportunity in housing.