Our Vision

  • Fair Housing for ALL.

  • Support victims of housing discrimination.

  • Aid landlords and tenants through paralegal counseling.

  • Assure people of all income access to housing information in a range of neighborhoods.

  • Educate the community on fair housing law(s).

 

On June 14, 2019, New York passed the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act

Click here to read a summary by Partnership for the Public Good.

 
 
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Our Mission

Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Inc. (“HOME”) is a civil rights organization with a mission to promote the value of diversity and ensure all people an equal opportunity to live in housing and communities of their choice. Through the education, advocacy, and enforcement of fair housing laws, HOME seeks to ensure that everyone is able to: have their voices heard on any and all housing issues; defend and safeguard their rights; and have their concerns genuinely considered when decisions are being made about their lives and housing.

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 utilizing testers to corroborate complaints and gather evidence of systemic housing discrimination, compiling facts, interviewing witnesses, reviewing documents, and counseling individuals on their housing rights and options under federal, state, and local laws.

 

We offer landlord certification courses, as well as fair housing and tenant's rights trainings. We provide technical assistance to the government, community services, and housing providers.

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

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Get Involved

Help HOME fight for fair and equitable housing in Western New York. Below are three ways to get involved in the improvement of your community!

 

Sign Up For a Training

If you are a landlord or property manager, sign up for 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, Twitter, or Instagram page and by email.

Make a Donation

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

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