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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.

Lead Paint Hurts: Discrimination & Health Effects
Lead Awareness Week 2014

Please join us on October 20th, 2014 to learn about lead paint and housing discrimination, health effects of Lead exposure on childres, MA lead law and more.

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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-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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  • Lead Summit 2014

    This summit will bring together city, academic, private, and public stakeholders to develop an action plan for increasing awareness that lead is still a problem in Boston. This summit will develop strategies for reducing housing discrimination families face related to lead paint, increasing lead safe housing, lead safe renovations, and reducing the number of children with elevated lead levels.

    Lead Summit Flyer

    Summit Agenda

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  • Moderate Risk Deleading Training

    The Boston Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program is providing Free Moderate Risk Deleading Training to property owners, their agents, and contractors. The Training Worksop will b held at the Boston Center for Youth and Families.

    Deleading Event Information

  • Community CORI and Fair Housing Workshop

    Join us November 4th, 2014 at 6:00 PM at the NAACP Boston Branch to learn about "CORI Friendly" Jobs and Fair Housing.

    CORI Workshop

  • Fair Housing Poster Contest

    Watch as the Mayor and our April 2014 Fair Housing Art Contest winners talk about diversity and housing.

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