Get to Know HOME - Our Year Four Partner
Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Inc. (“HOME”) is our year four community partner and 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 education, advocacy, and enforcement of fair housing laws, HOME seeks to ensure that everyone is able to: have their voices heard on their housing issues; defend and safeguard their rights; and have their concerns genuinely considered when decisions are being made about their lives and housing.
HOME provides free, comprehensive support to victims of housing discrimination and offers paralegal counseling to help resolve landlord and tenant disputes. They 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.
HOME also offers landlord certification courses, as well as fair housing and tenant's rights trainings. They provide technical assistance to the government, community services, and housing providers.
The organization also compiles and maintains a fair housing database; prevents and mitigates homelessness by participating in the City of Buffalo's Rapid Re-housing program; provides mobility counseling; and helps families move through our Community Housing Center (CHC). Their partnership with the Town of Hamburg provides financial resources to assist people who wish to move to Hamburg’s high-opportunity neighborhoods!
To learn more about HOME, make sure to connect with them on social media!