Fair Housing resources
At the Boston Fair Housing Commission, we want everyone to have an equal chance to find a home. There are a lot of places to find help.
We’ll keep this page updated with the latest programs, publications, workshops, and community events that we offer, but there are also many outside resources:
Still have questions? Contact:
Fair Housing and Equity
1 City Hall Square
Room 966Boston, MA 02201-2041
Fair Housing information
Learn more about the work that’s done in and around the City to find residents homes.
The agency works on fair housing at the state level.
The center works to end discrimination in Greater Boston counties.
Were you discriminated against in Boston? File a complaint through us.
Learn about lead paint
Under Massachusetts law, a homeowner needs to delead a property built before 1978 if a family with a child under six plans to live there. At the same time, a property owner can’t discriminate against families that want to rent a home just because there is lead.
The Boston Initiative for Lead-Safe Communities offers grants to help property owners pay for deleading.
Our partners work to improve the quality of life for those who are homeless though their services:
Other resources for helpResources
You can find affordable rentals, homes for sale, and first-time homebuyer help through the independent agency.
The agency manages development projects in Boston, with the goal of making the City more diverse and welcoming.
The court handles evictions, small claims, and other cases related to housing.
If you need a lawyer, reach out to the Boston Bar Association.
The group may also be able to help you if you need a lawyer.