Community Resource Guide: Fair Housing

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

Online Complaint Form to the Attourney General
If you have been a victim of descrimination, you may fill out this form to file a formal complaint. Responses generally take less than a week. _________________________________________

Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston
262 Washington St, 10th Floor
Boston, MA, 02108

Información en Español
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
1 Ashburton Place
Sixth Floor, Room 601Boston, MA, 02108

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
Boston, MA
Useful links for fair housing
Fair Housing Act

Information on the Fair Housing Act

FAQs on advertising

Fair housing rights for veterans

Fair housing rights for persons with disabilities

U.S. Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
HOusing and Civil Enforcement Section-G St.
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 02530