When I applied for a home mortgage loan after having a baby, the lender told me they couldn’t use my income because I was on maternity leave. I called the Center and they went right to work. I was able to purchase the home of my dreams for my family.
Creating Inclusive Communities of Opportunity
The Fair Housing Center was established in 1975 in response to discriminatory housing practices.
Today, we continue to make sure all persons are given equal opportunity in the housing market. All who seek housing should have an equal opportunity to rent, purchase, finance, or insure the property they choose.
The Fair Housing Center is here to ensure all people have the same access to opportunities. Being treated in a discriminatory manner is unjust and unlawful. If you feel that you have been treated unfairly we will actively listen to your complaint. When necessary, we can investigate and pursue enforcement action.
If your rights have been violated, we will be your number one supporter. Persons who experience discrimination are often confused and frustrated, and we are here to help every step of the way. No one should feel like they are alone in the fight for justice, and The Fair Housing Center will provide resources to empower you.
The Fair Housing Center understands that some people may not be aware of the fair housing laws or how to identify discriminatory practices. To share this information with the public and housing professionals, we distribute materials, offer trainings, host outreach events, and much more. By ensuring everyone is familiar with fair housing rights, we can help to eliminate discriminatory practices. Our education and outreach efforts can also help people to recognize when they are being treated unfairly.