Registration is now open for the Housing Center's 3rd Annual Rock the Block 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk at Edgewater Park on the lake. New this year is the option to register for teams of six or for a family of four. So gather your co-workers for an office challenge, or enlist family members for a bonding experience while supporting a great cause! Register securely online at Participants will receive refreshments, commemorative T-shirts and goodie bags. Start training now!

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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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AFFH Assessment Tool Released Today for Review

September 25th, 2014

The Housing Center learned today that HUD released  an important part of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulation this morning for public comment. This proposed AFFH “template” is the form that jurisdictions will use for their new Assessment of Fair Housing. The release of the template is a perfect opportunity to once again weigh [...]


Cuyahoga County Department of Development and NEO Fair Housing Collaborative Announce Visitability Summit

September 18th, 2014

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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.