Our Vision

  • Fair Housing for ALL.

  • Supporting victims of housing discrimination.

  • Aiding landlord and tenants through paralegal counseling.

  • Assuring people of all incomes access to information about available housing options in a range of neighborhoods.

  • Assisting tenants with housing searches.

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

 

HOME Statement on recent racist advertisement

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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 (“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 the housing and communities of their choice. Through education, advocacy, enforcement of fair housing laws, and the creation of housing opportunities, HOME seeks to ensure that people, particularly those who are most vulnerable in society, are able to: have their voice heard on any and all housing issues; defend and safeguard their rights; and have their views and wishes genuinely considered when decisions are being made about their lives and housing issues.

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

 

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.

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