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This page provides links to resources about fair housing.



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HUD’s Fair Housing ProgramThe mission of the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) is to eliminate housing discrimination, promote economic opportunity, and achieve diverse, inclusive communities by leading the nation in the enforcement, administration, development, and public understanding of federal fair housing policies and laws.Click here
Thompson v. HUDThis is a link to the civil rights case brought by African American residents of Baltimore’s
family public housing, on behalf of themselves and more than 12,500 similarly situated families, as well as the tens of thousands of families who for decades to come will live in Baltimore’s public housing.
Click here promotes an understanding of the importance of language access to federally conducted and federally assisted programs. This site acts as a clearinghouse, providing and linking to information, tools, and technical assistance regarding limited English proficiency and language services for federal agencies, recipients of federal funds, users of federal programs and federally assisted programs, and other stakeholders.Click here
National Fair Housing AllianceFounded in 1988 and headquartered in Washington DC, the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) is the only national organization dedicated solely to ending discrimination in housing. NFHA works to eliminate housing discrimination and to ensure equal housing opportunity for all people through leadership, education and outreach, membership services, public policy initiatives, advocacy and enforcement.Click here
US Department of Justice – The Housing and Civil Enforcement SectionThe Housing and Civil Enforcement Section works to protect some of the most fundamental rights of individuals, including the right to access housing free from discrimination, the right to access credit on an equal basis, the right to patronize places of business that provide public accommodations and the right to practice one’s faith free from discrimination.Click here
Massachusetts Commission Against DiscriminationThe Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination is the state’s chief civil rights agency. The Commission works to eliminate discrimination on a variety of bases and areas, and strives to advance the civil rights of the people of the Commonwealth through law enforcement, outreach and training.
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Fair Housing Resources at Commonwealth of MassachusettsA list of links and resources provided by the Massachusett's State government regarding Fair Housing and Civil Rights Information.Click here
Rhode Island Commission for Human RightsThe Commission enforces the Rhode Island antidiscrimination laws in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodations, credit and delivery of services. Through impartial investigation, formal and informal resolution efforts, predetermination conferences and administrative hearings, the Commission seeks to ensure due process for both complainants (charging parties) and respondents (those against whom charges are filed), to provide redress for victims of discrimination, and to properly dismiss cases against businesses and individual respondents when charges of discrimination lack evidentiary support. Click here