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10/31/2016 - 12:00pm
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic and sexual violence is a serious problem in the U.S. According to the CDC, on average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the U.S. This amounts to 12 million people in a twelve month period.  Approximately 80% of these victims are women. In studying this problem in 2005,...
12/30/2015 - 12:00pm
Happy New Year from the Fair Housing Center! In reviewing the year 2015, the Board of Trustees and the Massachusetts Fair Housing Center team would like to thank everyone who has supported our efforts to eradicate discrimination in housing and residential racial segregation. We need a community of public and private partners, volunteers and practitioners to support our mission. In many ways 2015...
09/11/2015 - 12:24pm
¡La novena conferencia anual de vivienda justa y derechos civiles fue un éxito!   Todos los anos CVJM patrocina, y ayuda a coordinar, la conferencia de vivienda justa del noreste y de los derechos civiles presentada en el hotel Sheraton de Springfield. Ahora en su noveno año, la conferencia de dos días juntó abogados de derechos civiles del norestes para conversar temas importantes como...
09/11/2015 - 12:00pm
9th Annual Fair Housing and Civil Rights Conference a Success! Each year MFHC sponsors and helps coordinate the Northeast Fair Housing and Civil Rights Conference held at the Sheraton in Springfield. Now in its 9th year, the two-day Conference brought together civil rights advocates from all over the Northeast to discuss important issues such as Creating Inclusive Communities, Overcoming...
12/29/2014 - 12:00pm
MFHC Now Offers Housing Mobility Support to Section 8 Recipients! The Massachusetts Fair Housing Center is very excited to introduce its new Housing Mobility Support (HMS) Program.  The program began this summer with the generous support of the Holyoke Housing Authority.  It is designed to empower Section 8 recipients to access neighborhoods of their choice by providing housing...
08/27/2014 - 12:43pm
Our 8th Annual Fair Housing and Civil Rights Conference was held at the Springfield Marriott on April 10 and 11.The 2014 conference honored the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and the 25th anniversary of the Massachusetts Fair Housing Center. There were nearly 500 participants and 25 workshops on a range of housing and civil rights topics. The keynote speaker for the morning of the first...
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