HOME's Mission:

Fair housing for all.

We work to ensure that people are able to live where they want to live, unhindered by discrimination.

 
 
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Our Mission

Housing Opportunities Made Equal is a civil rights organization whose mission is to promote the value of diversity and to ensure all people an equal opportunity to live in the housing and communities of their choice—through education, advocacy, enforcement of fair housing laws, and the creation of housing opportunities.

 
 

Our Services

HOME serves our Western New York community through advocacy, the enforcement of fair housing laws, education, and the creation of housing opportunities.

 

We provide free, comprehensive support to victims of housing discrimination and offer paralegal counseling to help resolve landlord and tenant disputes. We also record and investigate complaints of housing discrimination by compiling facts, interviewing witnesses, reviewing documents, and counseling individuals on their rights and options under federal, state, and local fair housing laws. We conduct investigations by utilizing testers to corroborate complaints and gather evidence of systemic housing discrimination.

We raise awareness about fair housing laws through our landlord certification course, as well as fair housing and tenant's rights training. We provide technical assistance to government, community services, and housing providers. 

We compile and maintain a fair housing database, provide mobility counseling to help families move to opportunity through our Community Housing Center (CHC), and participate in the City of Buffalo's Rapid Re-Housing program to prevent and mitigate homelessness.

 
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Get Involved

We need you to help us fight for fair housing in Western New York! Here are some ways you can get involved.

 

Sign Up For a Training

If you are a landlord or property manager, sign up for our training to learn your rights and responsibilities under federal, state, and local law.

Report Discrimination

If you have been a victim of housing discrimination, fill out the form below, call us at 716.854.1400, or come to our office. If you see a discriminatory ad, please share it with us on our Facebook page.

Make a Donation

Our donors matter! If you have the means, we welcome donations, big or small. Click below to learn more.