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Office of Fair Housing and Equity

The mission of the Office of Fair Housing and Equity (FHE) is to eliminate discrimination and ensure equitable access to housing opportunities, public services, public accommodations, and participation in activities. The office strives to reduce procedural, attitudinal, and communication barriers for persons living and working in the City of Boston.

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The Office of Fair Housing and Equity was renamed in 2014 to more directly reflect the work of the Office of Civil Rights, which was created in 1995 as a human rights umbrella agency responsible for enforcing and coordinating all anti-discrimination ordinances in the City of Boston.

FHE consists of two main program areas: the Boston Fair Housing Commission (BFHC) and the Human Rights Commission (HRC).


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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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  • View CORI-Complied Vendors Working with the City of Boston

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

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