Programs & Services
The Fair Housing Center fields hundreds of inquiries annually from people without the knowledge and/or means to advocate for themselves. We provide full case advocacy, including testing for proof of discrimination, representing complainants throughout HUD or MCAD's processes, and securing pro bono legal counsel if litigation is required.
Discriminatory housing practices affect us all, limiting our experiences and impacting the region's economic well-being. The Fair Housing Center promotes tools to prevent and respond to discrimination and guides local advocates in activities designed to make all of our communities welcoming places to live.
The Fair Housing Center collaborates with organizations including Citizens' Housing and Planning Association and Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance. To these coalitions we add fair housing expertise and promote equity in policy debates.
To inform our advocacy, the Fair Housing Center conducts research into the phenomenon of segregation on our own and with area universities.
the Fair Housing Center is the region's sole source of housing discrimination testing. This controlled method of documenting variations in the treatment of home seekers by housing providers provides a credible picture of how and if discrimination occurs.
With expertise in the complexity of fair housing laws and practices, the Fair Housing Center is a respected source of fair housing training. We provide training to housing associations, public agencies, Realtors, and housing search professionals.