Fair Housing

The Housing Research & Advocacy Center's mission is to promote fair housing and diverse communities, and to work to eliminate housing discrimination in Northeast Ohio by providing effective research, education, and advocacy.

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House CR-Omnibus Funds FHIP at $40.1 Million for FY15 and Preserves Key Fair Housing Rules

December 11th, 2014

 National Fair Housing Alliance – Press Release – 12/11/14 – Late Tuesday, night, the House of Representatives filed a spending package, or “CR-Omnibus” that includes $53.8 billion for Transportation, Housing and Urban Development keeps funding for FHIP at $40.1 million, keeping the program at level funding for FY15! The CR-Omnibus also excludes the Paul Gosar [...]


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December 2nd, 2014

Recent high profile events have brought race relations to the forefront of our consciousness. The Housing Center believes that when given the opportunity to live together in diverse communities, the belief in stereotypes decreases, and when interacting with one another on an individual basis, we’re less likely to profile people based on race. Fair housing [...]

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30 for 30 Campaign a Success!

Special thanks to friends of the Housing Center who provided monetary contributions totaling $24,362 in honor of our 30th Anniversary! We cannot achieve our vision to create vibrant, diverse communities without the generosity of individuals supporting our fair housing research, education, and advocacy activities. 30 for 30 Campaign donations will be used to fund our work to eliminate housing discrimination and ensure equal housing opportunities for all. Thank you for partnering with us to lay the foundation for another 30 years of hope!

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The Housing Center conducts respected, accurate, and accessible research on housing and lending patterns in Northeast Ohio and throughout the State which impacts policy and helps consumers. In addition to our annual State of Fair Housing in Northeast Ohio report, we produce a variety of reports, maps, and other publications examining fair housing and fair lending issues in the region, as well as foreclosure trends, subprime lending, and related matters.



The Housing Center's education program informs consumers of their rights and clarifies fair housing law to landlords, property managers, and real estate professionals. Our educational programming is dedicated to preventing future discrimination and assisting individuals in understanding. We also train social workers, attorneys, and other advocates to help their clients who might face discrimination in housing.



The Housing Center works with residents of Northeast Ohio by helping consumers understand their fair housing rights and assisting those who have victimized by housing discrimination through every step of the complaint process.