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Office of Fair Housing and Equity

The mission of the Office of Fair Housing and Equity is to ensure fair and equitable access to housing and employment opportunities. We strive to increase equity and reduce barriers to opportunity for persons living and working in the City of Boston through education, collaboration and enforcement.

 

Fair Housing Art Contest

"Opening Doors for All"

Mayor Walsh recognizes Fair Housing Month by presenting awards to the winners of the Office of Fair Housing's Annual Fair Housing art contest and the Fair Housing Landlord Award.

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    View CORI-Friendly Companies Working with the City

    The following vendors have certified compliance with the City of Boston’s CORI friendly hiring practices and have City of Boston contracts over $5,000. The City of Boston does not guarantee employment availability at any of the vendors listed.

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    How to Initiate a Complaint

    If you believe you have been discriminated against in housing, public services, accommodations, employment, or participation in activities in Boston, you may fill out and email a completed form online or download and submit a handwritten copy to our office. You are also welcome to call or visit our office.

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Announcements

  • Request for Proposals: Community Survey

    We're looking for vendors with expertise in developing community surveys, including methodology, implementation, and analysis. Our survey will help gauge Boston's knowledge of lead paint as a health-hazard, perceptions of lead paint-related housing discriminations, and perceptions of barriers to finacial or educational resources offered by the City.

    Community Survey RFP

  • City Hosted Summit on Lead Paint Danger

    The summit brought together city, academic, private, and public stakeholders to develop an action plan for increasing awareness that lead is still a problem in Boston.

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  • Panel Discussion on Lead Paint

    On behalf of the Office of Fair Housing and Equity (FHE), we would like to invite to you to the Urban League Lead Paint and Housing Discrimination Panel Discussion on February 5th from 6pm to 7:45pm. This event will be taking place at the Grove Hall Library in the Jazz Lounge

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