Janine Anzalota (LICSW, MSW, MPH) is the Executive Director of the City of Boston’s Office of Fair Housing and Equity. The office investigates housing discrimination in Boston, enforces fair housing law, approves affirmative marketing plans for housing developed using public funds, and provides fair housing policy guidance to expand access to housing opportunities in the City of Boston.
Prior to her appointment as Executive Director, she was the Deputy Director for the office.
Her previous work experience includes the Boston Public Health Commission, BPHC where she held several roles including Director of Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Health, REACH Diabetes and Hypertension project, focused on reducing health inequities in Boston’s Black and Latino residents. At BPHC, she was a founding member of the Anti-Racism Advisory Committee, and was a development and implementation team member for the Racial Justice and Health Equity Initiative. Janine was also an adjunct professor and adviser at Boston University School of Social Work.
Janine represents the City of Boston on regional and national collaborations with other Civil Rights agencies on housing discrimination trends, and best practices in housing policy. She also participates in the Government Alliance for Race and Equity as the Boston liaison.
Janine is a licensed Social Worker and holds Master's degrees from Boston University School of Social Work and School of Public Health.
Janine has worked for the City of Boston for over 10 years. She identifies as Latina, Puerto Rican. She lives in Jamaica Plain and is an active mentor for young people of color.