Read this shocking article in the Globe (text below) about psychological and physical abuse of emotionally disabled children in a Holyoke public school program. As a preface, we wanted to share with you the role of Community Legal Aid in discovering this situation and referring the case to the Disability Law Center.
Housing discrimination occurs when someone is denied housing based on his or her race, gender identity/sexual orientation, national origin, religion, children or family status, disability, age, veteran status, source of income, and more.
Housing discrimination is ILLEGAL.
The Worcester Fair Housing Project works to end housing discrimination. One of the ways we do this is by sending fair housing testers into the community to investigate claims of housing discrimination. We train our testers thoroughly, and offer small payments for any testing done for us.
Community Legal Aid, Inc. (CLA) provides free civil legal services to low-income and elderly residents of central and western Massachusetts. CLA also provides free civil legal assistance to victims of crime and survivors of homicide victims. Regardless of how much money you have, we assure fairness for all in the justice system, protecting homes, livelihoods, health, and families. We are unique – no other organization provides these legal services in the communities we serve. Our work is supported by state and federal funding, and by individual gifts, local corporations, and foundations.