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.

2021 Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

MFHC's October newsletter

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

April 2021 Newsletter

Commemorating Fair Housing Month

MFHC in Solidarity with the AAPI Community

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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.

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

MFHC's October 2020 Newsletter

MFHC Receives Grant to Help Holyoke Residents Avoid Eviction

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!

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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.

A Statement on Racial Injustice by the Board and Staff of the Massachusetts Fair Housing Center