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Massachusetts Fair Housing Center

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Photo from the CORI Community Training hosted by MFHC on March 26, 2013 in Northampton, MA

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Fair Housing Panel at the 2013 Fair Housing and Civil Rights Conference on April 11 and 12, 2013 in Springfield, MA

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Keynote Speaker James Loewen at the 2013 Fair Housing and Civil Rights Conference in Springfield, MA

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Panel discussing Natural Disasters, Emergencies and Civil Rights at the 2013 Conference

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Presenters John Fisher from HAPHousing and Whitney Abel from MFHC at the 2013 Conference

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Attendees at the 2013 Fair Housing and Civil Rights Conference on April 11 and 12, 2013 in Springfield, MA

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Keynote Speaker Stella Adams at the 2013 Fair Housing and Civil Rights Conference in Springfield, MA

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Presenters MCAD Commissioner Sunila Thomas-George and EEOC's Kenneth An at the 2013 Conference

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Registration volunteers at the 2013 Fair Housing and Civil Rights Conference on April 11 and 12, 2013 in Springfield, MA

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Attendees at the 2013 Fair Housing and Civil Rights Conference on April 11 and 12, 2013 in Springfield, MA

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Keynote Speaker James Perry with MFHC Executive Director, Meris Bergquist and MCAD Commissioner, Jamie Williamson

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LGBT Breakout Panel at the 2013 Fair Housing and Civil Rights Conference

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Sponsors, partners and attendees at the 2013 Fair Housing and Civil Rights Conference in Springfield

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MFHC Staff Attorney, Ashley Grant, at the 2013 Fair Housing and Civil Rights Conference in Springfield, MA

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MFHC Staff at the 2013 Fair Housing and Civil Rights Conference in Springfield, MA

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Photo from the Hispanic Health Expo on May 23, 2013 in Springfield, MA

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Photo from Kalinka on June 15, 2013 in West Springfield, MA

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Photo from Together, Let’s Clear the Air: A Smoke-Free Housing Resident Summit on June 20, 2013 in Worcester, MA

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Photo from Together, Let’s Clear the Air: A Smoke-Free Housing Resident Summit on June 20, 2013 in Worcester, MA

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Photo from Covoy of Hope Event on August 17, 2013 in Springfield, MA

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Photo from Smith College Volunteer Fair on September 18, 2013 in Northampton, MA

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Photo from the ADA Celebration on September 21, 2013 in Amherst, MA

The Massachusetts Fair Housing Center assists victims of housing discrimination and promotes equal housing throughout Western Massachusetts.

We have been very busy in the last 12 months. We investigated nearly 300 complaints of housing discrimination, stopped evictions and preserved tenancies in over 25 cases, achieved settlements that created over 12 lead-safe units for children, provided 95 fair housing presentations to community groups and industry professionals, ensured essential communication access and safety in housing for Deaf and Blind individuals, created wheelchair access and arranged transfers for the safety of victims of domestic violence and hate crimes.

Our annual Fair Housing and Civil Rights Conference in April was our most successful to date, providing 18 workshops on fair housing and civil rights topics to over 300 attendees during the day and a half long event. The conference has always been and continues to be free of charge and open to the public. In April, we joined other civil rights and community groups to form the coalition, Amherst Fair Housing Now! to advocate for fair and affordable housing in Amherst. Working with other organizations allows us to be more effective in promoting equal housing opportunities.

We look forward to celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2014 with special events throughout the year. We are excited about moving to new office space at 306 Race Street in the Holyoke Canal District. The new space will allow us to consolidate our operations on one floor and have a specially designed area to conduct community trainings. There will be free parking and a bus stop in front of the building.

Your donation of any amount will help us protect individuals and families who are unfairly denied a fundamental human need—housing.

About the Massachusetts Fair Housing Center (MFHC):

Since 1989, the Housing Discrimination Project, Inc., doing business as the Massachusetts Fair Housing Center, has been in the forefront of the effort to eliminate housing discrimination in Western
Massachusetts. HDP engages in extensive education and outreach services to community groups, service providers, landlords, realtors, newspapers and others. HDP accepts and investigates housing discrimination complaints and, in appropriate cases, provides free
legal representation. HDP’s educational and legal activities promote housing choice, preserve homeownership, prevent homelessness, create
lead-safe housing for children, and provide disabled tenants with equal access to housing. HDP has maintained its office in Holyoke for over 24 years and provides all of its services in English and Spanish. For further information, please visit our website at
www.massfairhousing.org.


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Massachusetts Fair Housing Center
57 SUFFOLK ST
HOLYOKE, MA 01040

Phone
(413) 539-9796

Mission
The Massachusetts Fair Housing Center assists victims of housing discrimination and promotes equal housing throughout Western Massachusetts.

EIN 223043308

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