The City of Gloucester is committed to fair housing for all citizens. The City’s ad-hoc "Fair Housing Committee" is in the process of updating the City’s existing Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing which will provide guidance in developing and implementing programs that increase and improve the affordable housing stock in Gloucester and protect citizens from discrimination.
It is against local, state, and federal law to discriminate in the following services because of the race, national origin, gender, family status, disability (physical or mental), sexual orientation, receipt of public assistance:
- Financing of a purchase
- Financing of repairs
- Financing of services
If you think your banker, landlord, or realtor has discriminated against you, or if you have been unjustly evicted or harassed, or would like to learn more about fair housing laws, please contact the City’s Fair Housing Officer who can connect you to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) Regional Office or the Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston. For additional information please visit Federal Fair Housing Booklet.