Learn about our work at Fair Housing
The City of Boston created our commission in 1982 to give everyone equal access to housing in Boston. Our goal is to get rid of discrimination and make sure everyone has the opportunity to call our City home. We do this in a several ways:
AFFIRMATIVE FAIR HOUSING MARKETING PROGRAM
The program creates standards for advertising government-assisted housing and affordable homes. The goal is to reach out to those who normally wouldn’t apply to a home because of its location.
We want people to know about housing opportunities outside of their communities. By marketing to a bigger pool of candidates, we also hope to find people who reflect the racial diversity of the City. We also push for having housing programs in multiple languages.
Our commission reviews all affirmative marketing plans to make sure they follow Fair Housing laws. Learn the guidelines for Fair Housing advertising.
OUR FAIR HOUSING PLAN
As a requirement for getting federal funds for housing, we created an Analysis of Impediments. It’s our plan to make the housing market fair for anyone who wants to live in Boston.
WHAT’S IN THE PLAN?
We cover some of the problems our commission has to solve to give everyone equal access to housing. We also talk about our rules and how we can enforce them.
Learn about how we investigate complaints and enforce Fair Housing laws.