The materials on this page have all been prepared by legal services and Fair Housing organizations or the State or Federal agencies that enforce Fair Housing laws. This is a great place to start taking a closer look at housing discrimination and tenant rights. The information on this page does not replace or provide legal advice.
MassLegalHelp provides a wide range of well-organized information on rights and self-advocacy tools. Visit MassLegalHelp here, or click here for a list of their private housing materials. The National Fair Housing Alliance is at the front of Fair Housing Advocacy, click here to learn more about NFHA. See also Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, MassLegalServices, and the National Housing Law Project. CTI’s Fair Housing Program also has printable information on housing discrimination and advocacy tools here (clickable).
HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity enforces Fair Housing rights. Click here to read more rights in private housing. Similarly, The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination has resources on Fair Housing. Note, there are different protections under Massachusetts law. Click here to read about more about rights under state law.