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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Housing Center Joins NFHA in HUD Complaint Against Fannie Mae for Failure to Maintain REO Inventory in Cleveland

May 13th, 2015

This morning, the Housing Center filed a complaint against Fannie Mae with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development as part of an investigation with the National Fair Housing Alliance and 18 other NFHA member organizations. This complaint is based on Fannie Mae’s consistently poor maintenance and marketing of its properties in middle- and [...]


Housing Center Files HUD Complaint Against Fannie Mae Over Neglected Properties

May 13th, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) and 19 local fair housing organizations announced the filing with HUD of a housing discrimination complaint against Fannie Mae, one of the largest owners of foreclosed homes in the United States. The civil rights groups allege that Fannie Mae maintains and markets its foreclosures (also [...]

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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.