Fair Housing

What is the Massachusetts Fair Housing Law?

State and federal law prohibit discrimination in the sale and rental of housing by property owners, landlords, property managers, mortgage lenders, and real estate agents. Learn more about your rights and responsibilities under fair housing law. Find out more here.

Fair Housing Summary and How to File a Complaint

This page on the CHAPA website summarizes your protections against discrimination in Massachusetts and directs you to all the organizations where you can file a complaint.

Your Lead Safety Rights and Resources

What Is the Massachusetts Lead Law?

Homes built before 1978 may contain lead. The Lead Law protects a child's right to a lead-safe home. It requires the removal or control of lead paint in houses with children under 6. If houses built before 1978 are being sold or rented, sellers, real estate agents, and owners who rent their homes are required to notify their buyers and tenants of lead risks. Find out more here.

Lead Safe Homes Search

Some homes in Massachusetts built before 1978 have already been de-leaded and certified as Lead Safe. Find out if a home has been certified as Lead Safe here.

MassHousing Get the Lead Out Program

The Get the Lead Out Program provides low and no-interest-rate financing to help homeowners, investor-owners and nonprofits remove lead paint from their properties. MassHousing has more information. Or contact a participating agency here.