The Fair Housing Laws declare that it is illegal to deny the right to buy, lease, rent, own, or possess housing on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, familial status, veteran history, public assistance recipiency, or handicap.
If you want to learn more about fair housing or believe that you have been discriminated against in your search for housing, the following resources are available.
Information from the City of Waltham
Complaints can be filed Monday through Fri from 8:45am – 4pm
Complaints must be filed in person or by mail.
Complaints about discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodation, credit or lending, or an educational setting
Cambridge Human Rights Commission
51 Inman Street, 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA, 02139
Boston Fair Housing Commission
1 City Hall Plaza
HUD FHEO Region 1
10 Causeway Street, Room 321
Boston, MA, 02222
617-994-8300 or 800-827-5005
Housing Discrimination Testing Program
120 Tremont Street, Room 190
Boston, MA 02108
Useful links for fair housing
Fair Housing Act
U.S. Department of Justice