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Fair Housing and Equity

Fair Housing and Equity

We work to eliminate discrimination and ensure fair and equal access to housing, public services, accommodations, and participation in activities for all people of Boston.

Our mission is to ensure fair and equitable access to housing opportunities. We strive to increase equity and reduce barriers to opportunity for persons living and working in the City of Boston through education, collaboration, and enforcement.

Learn more about our work at Fair Housing and Equity.

Fair Housing
1 City Hall Square
Room 966
Boston, MA 02201-2041
United States
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

News and Announcements

Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030 logo
Sep 15

Mayor Walsh makes $14 million available for affordable housing

Mayor's Office
Fair Housing internships
Jun 22

Mayor Walsh Announces Grant to Help Boston Homeowners Purchase, Improve, and Maintain Their Homes

Mayor's Office
May 7

Boston Home Center Celebrates 20 Years of Homeownership at the 2016 Housing Expo

Neighborhood Development
Fair Housing internships
Oct 1

Mayor Walsh Appoints Director of Fair Housing & Equity

Mayor's Office

More resources

Lead paint discrimination

It is illegal for housing providers to discriminate against families with children under six even if the unit is known to have lead paint. The Massachusetts lead law requires that any place built prior to 1978 where a child under six years old lives must be made lead safe.

Residents with a criminal past
External provider notifications