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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 966
Boston, MA 02201-2041

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.

Fighting homelessness

Our partners work to improve the quality of life for those who are homeless though their services: