Section 9(F)(1) of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act
Section 9(f)(1) of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act provides in relevant part:
If, upon all the evidence at the hearing, the Commission shall find that a respondent has engaged in or is engaging in any unlawful discriminatory practice as defined in this act, the Commission shall state its findings of fact, and shall issue and cause to be served on such respondent an order requiring such respondent to cease and desist from such unlawful discriminatory practice and to take such affirmative action, including, but not limited to, reimbursement of . . . services and privileges or lending money, whether or not secured by a mortgage or otherwise for the acquisition, construction, rehabilitation, repair or maintenance of housing accommodations or commercial property, upon such equal terms and conditions to any person discriminated against or all persons, and any other verifiable, reasonable out of pocket expenses caused by such unlawful discriminatory practice, provided that, in those cases alleging a violation of section 5(d), (e) or (h) or 5.3, where the underlying complaint is a violation of section 5(h) or 5.3, the Commission may award actual damages, including damages caused by humiliation and embarrassment, as in the judgment of the Commission, will effectuate the purposes of this act, and including a requirement for report of the manner of compliance. 43 P.S. 959(f)(1).
As this Section provides, the Commission may award compensatory damages where the complainant establishes a violation of Section 5(h) of the Act, 43 P.S. 955(h), generally relating to housing discrimination.