Annual Report
2023 Annual Report

Massachusetts Fair Housing Center invites you to reflect on the work we've done this past year by reading through our 2023 Annual Report. As you read through the report, remember that people like you make this work possible. We are so grateful to be in community with you, working for fair, affordable, and accessible housing.

Save the Date! March 27th, MFHC Community Film Screening & Conversation

This event will be held starting at 6pm on Wednesday, March 27th in Springfield, and will begin with a screening of the short documentary, Roxbury, and be followed by a conversation featuring local organizers discussing how segregation, redlining, gentrification, and displacement have impacted housing opportunities in Holyoke and Springfield. A flyer with additional details is attached. RSVP at:

Looking Toward the Next Chapter

After 15 years of dedicated service with MFHC, Executive Director Meris Bergquist will be leaving the organization in late 2022. We are currently accepting applications for the Executive Director position. You can review the position description on our website under "Job Postings."

2021 Year in Review

We've been busy this past year! Check out our 2021 year in review to learn more about the work we've been doing locally and statewide.

Press Release
MFHC celebrates early victory in suit to end lead-paint-related discrimination against families

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Bill filed in MA that would make long-overdue changes to the MA Lead Law

It is time to strengthen the MA Lead Law to fully protect our youngest and most vulnerable residents from childhood lead poisoning, housing discrimination, evictions, and racial injustice.

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Breaking News in MFHC’s case against HUD: Disparate Impact survives!

Last night, a federal judge in Springfield, Massachusetts issued a nationwide Preliminary Injunction to prevent implementation of HUD’s new Disparate Impact Rule. The Court ruled that there was a likelihood of success on the merits of MFHC’s claim and that if the Rule were enacted it could cause irreparable harm to MFHC. Further, the Court observed that HUD’s new rule represented a “massive overhaul” of its 2013 Disparate Impact Rule and that HUD’s justifications for changing the rule were inadequate. We are immensely grateful for this ruling to preserve access to justice for all victims of housing policies that have a discriminatory effect. We also applaud our brilliant attorneys at Lawyers for Civil Rights and Anderson & Kreiger LLP for this stunning victory.