We work to eliminate illegal housing discrimination.
MFHC provides free legal services to those who have experienced housing discrimination, in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, and Worcester counties.
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March 24, 2021lead paint
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.
March 15, 2021hiring
MFHC is hiring a staff attorney. Please see the attached description.
February 11, 2021Newsletter
MFHC's October 2020 Newsletter
October 30, 2020covid19
The Massachusetts Fair Housing Center has recently received CDBG funding from the city of Holyoke to help Holyoke residents who are facing housing issues due to COVID-19-related job loss or illness. Please spread the word about this program!
October 30, 2020disparate impact
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.
October 28, 2020Newsletter
Protect your right to housing and health during this global pandemic
July 9, 2020Newsletter
June 5, 2020