Education and Outreach

MFHC is a leader in providing public education on fair housing and fair lending issues.  We provide trainings for community groups, healthcare providers, tenants, landlords, property manager, realtors, first time homebuyers, newspapers and others.  

If you are interested in scheduling a fair housing or fair lending training for your organization, in English or Spanish, you can fill out a training request form online or contact our office.

 

Housing Mobility Support Program

The Massachusetts Fair Housing Center is pleased to introduce its Housing Mobility Support (HMS) Program.  The HMS Program began in summer 2014 with the generous support of the Holyoke Housing Authority.  The program empowers Section 8 recipients to access neighborhoods of their choice by providing housing counseling and support.  Participants define their opportunity priorities and work individually with a counselor to meet those goals through a targeted housing search.  Section 8 recipients committed to accessing, or remaining within, neighborhoods offering improved opportunities are eligible.  The HMS counselor can assist in various capacities including advocating for extensions of search time with the administering Housing Authority, referring discriminatory incidents for investigation, and connecting successful participants to resources in their new neighborhood. For more information, please contact Rebecca López at (413) 539-9796, ext. 107.