The Boston Fair Housing Commission, founded in 1982, works to eliminate discrimination and increase access to housing through investigation and enforcement, affirmative marketing, housing counseling, and interagency coordination. The BFHC also works to provide low-income households increased access to housing in 126 cities and towns of metropolitan Boston by managing a computerized listing service of regional housing opportunities.
Analysis of Impediments
An Analysis of Impediments is required to certify that programs that receive federal funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are affirmatively furthering fair housing choice. It proves that municipalities are taking action to eliminate identified impediments and maintain fair housing records.
The City’s commitment to fair housing and civil rights extends far beyond these program requirements. Boston is committed to ensuring that all city residents—and those who aspire to live here—have full, fair and equal access to housing, public services, and participation in civic life.