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Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston

Joined in September 2005

About Us

The Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston works to eliminate housing discrimination and promote open communities throughout the region. We serve the communities in Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Suffolk counties.

The Fair Housing Center is the region's only comprehensive fair housing organization, providing expertise and a full tool kit of services:

TESTING 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. CASE ADVOCACY The Fair Housing Center fields hundreds of inquires 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's or MCAD's processes, and securing pro bono legal counsel if litigation is required. TRAINING 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. COMMUNITY OUTREACH 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. POLICY ADVOCACY 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. RESEARCH 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 of Greater Boston works to eliminate housing discrimination and promote open communities throughout the region. We serve the communities in Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Suffolk counties.

The Fair…

Issue Areas Include

  • Housing & Homelessness
  • Race & Ethnicity

Location

  • 100 Terrace Street, Boston, MA 02120, United States
    Suite B

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