Studies show that a diverse community is a healthy and desirable community. Open
Communities is here to help make our communities better places to live and ensure everyone’s
fair housing rights.
- Educate you about your rights.
- Help you learn how to be a strong advocate for yourself in your housing search.
- Contact a landlord to provide education about fair housing laws.
- Write a letter on your behalf to request a reasonable accommodation from your landlord.
- Help you file a housing discrimination complaint.
Affordable Housing Myths
Everyone Benefits from Affordable Housing
The evidence clearly shows that a lack of affordable housing has a negative affect on employers, seniors, poor people, immigrants, entry-level and service sector workers, and public sector professionals such as teachers, firefighters, and policeman. A shortage of affordable housing also has a negative impact on broader quality of life issues, such as the economic development of the region, traffic congestion, commute times, and air quality. In short, housing issues affect us all.
By ensuring access to affordable housing, communities can enjoy greater economic development, lower pollution and less traffic, improved access to services, and a better quality of life for everyone.
Learn More Facts
Open Communities, through a grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, has written a series of Fair Housing Fact Sheets about housing discrimination in specific circumstances.
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