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

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

51 Inman Street, 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA, 02139
1 City Hall Plaza
Boston, MA

Additional information about fair housing

Fair Housing Act - Information and FAQs

Information on the Fair Housing Act

FAQs on fair housing advertising

Fair housing rights for veterans

Fair housing rights for persons with disabilities