Fair Housing

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.

Fair Housing Practices

Persons who believe that they have been discriminated against may contact the Office at (814) 432-9684 or email ejohnson@co.venango.pa.us. 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 PA. For more information visit Fair Housing at Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission. 

Fair Housing Fact Sheet

In addition, you may also file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The link below provides information on 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:

Erik Johnson
Courthouse, 1st Floor
1168 Liberty Street
Franklin, PA 16323
Phone: (814) 432-9684