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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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Brush Strokes for Equality!

April 15th, 2014

The Housing Center is collaborating with Building Bridges’ youth arts and job training program to create a permanent, public mural which celebrates diversity and recognizes the importance of equal access to housing opportunities. The mural will be installed on the western wall of 3907 Prospect Avenue, easily visible to car and pedestrian traffic. The public [...]


Tax Time Help, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Blog

April 7th, 2014

The Housing Center recognizes that fair housing cannot be accomplished without fair lending. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was created to make markets for consumer financial products and services work for Americans, including mortgage products. Discrimination in lending is prohibited under the Fair Housing Act. As the CFPB website states, “An informed consumer is [...]

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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.