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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“HOME EXPO 2015” in Shaker Heights!

March 25th, 2015

Think Spring – and Home Improvement!  Come to “HOME EXPO 2015” on April 22, 2015, from 4-8 p.m., at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building, 3450 Lee Road, in Shaker Heights, for an informational fair. This free event is open to all homeowners, tenants, landlords, condo owners and associations, and real estate professionals to help [...]


Alert – Independence Realtor Training Relocated to Independence Civic Center

February 25th, 2015

Please note that due to a heating problem, the Independence Realtor Training that will be held on Thursday, February 26, at 12:30 will not be held at the library. It will be held at the Independence Civic Center which is adjacent to the library. We are sorry for any inconvenience. Parking is available in the [...]

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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.