Fair housing organizations work in communities across the country, as well as at the state and national levels, to educate the public about fair housing, investigate claims of discrimination, and push for policies that promote housing rights. They work in partnership with governments and private housing providers to promote best practices to prevent discrimination and foster diverse, inclusive communities.
National Fair Housing Alliance
The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) works to eliminate housing discrimination and to ensure equal housing opportunity for all people through leadership, education, outreach, membership services, public policy initiatives, community development, advocacy, and enforcement. NFHA is providing resources on the fair housing implications of COVID-19.
For additional information, visit nationalfairhousing.org.
John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Support Center & Clinic
The University of Illinois at Chicago John Marshall Law School’s Fair Housing Legal Support Center & Clinic is dedicated to educating the public about fair housing law and providing legal assistance to private or public organizations that seek to eliminate discriminatory housing practices. The Center, established in 1992, provides testing and investigation training and services to housing providers, management companies, fair housing agencies, and government offices. It also provides civic associations, community-based organizations, the real estate industry, and private fair housing groups with legal information about rights and responsibilities under the fair housing laws. Its Community Legal Clinic represents clients in the Chicago metro area who have been illegally denied housing because of discrimination.
For additional information, visit jmls.uic.edu/experiential-education/clinics/fairhousing/.
Fair Housing Justice Center
The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) is a nonprofit civil rights organization serving all five boroughs of New York City and the seven surrounding New York counties of Dutchess, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester. A national leader in fair housing testing, FHJC assists individuals and organizations with housing discrimination complaints; initiates investigations to identify, document, and eliminate systemic housing discrimination; advocates for policies and programs that foster more open, accessible, and inclusive communities; engages in outreach and educational activities to increase public awareness about fair housing rights; and provides technical assistance, training and other tools to strengthen fair housing law enforcement.
For additional information, visit fairhousingjustice.org.
Louisiana Fair Housing Access Center
The Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center (LaFHAC) is a nonprofit civil rights organization established in 1995 to eradicate housing discrimination. LaFHAC’s work throughout Louisiana includes educational offerings, free legal services for victims of housing discrimination, policy advocacy, and foreclosure prevention counseling. To learn more about the history of LaFHAC, including the landmark fair housing case it litigated after Hurricane Katrina, visit lafairhousing.org/25-years.
For additional information, visit lafairhousing.org.
Fair Housing Center of Southeast & Mid Michigan
The Fair Housing Center of Southeast & Mid Michigan (FHC) is a nonprofit dedicated to investigating complaints of illegal housing discrimination based on federal, state, and local fair housing laws, as well as resolving reasonable accommodation and modification requests for people with disabilities. The Fair Housing Center provides investigative services, testing, advice, advocacy, conciliation, attorney referral, and community education in Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, and Washtenaw counties.
For additional information, visit fhcmichigan.org.