About the Fair Housing Project
Housing discrimination is a painful, stubborn reality for people of color in the United States. All too often, substandard segregated housing in minority communities exacerbates economic, political, and educational disparities. In an effort to overcome these problems, the Fair Housing Project litigates lawsuits under the Fair Housing Act to challenge discrimination in rental and private markets as well as in public and assisted housing. The Project trains numerous local private attorneys to handle fair housing cases and to accept referral cases from fair housing councils that use testing to confirm legitimate complaints of housing discrimination. Our work has resulted in millions of dollars in relief for our fair housing clients.