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Beverly Lewis, Director
Tel: 330-830-1717 | Fax: 330-830-1778
Municipal Government Annex
151 Lincoln Way East | Massillon, OH 44646
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Attention City Residents
“We are in the process of developing our Assessment of Fair Housing, which uses data and maps provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The data and maps are accessible to the public through HUD’s website: https://www.hudexchange.info/resource/4867/affh-data-and-mapping-tool/.”
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Our mission is to provide decent, safe, and sanitary conditions for low and moderate income homeowners by offering fair housing & anti discrimination tenant/landlord services, several housing rehabilitation programs, as well as offering individuals and families a home buyer’s assistance program to help with down payment and closing costs.
Housing Rehabilitation & Home Buyer Assistance Programs
For more information on our housing rehabilitation programs please click on the following link: Massillon Housing Rehabilitation Program Link
For more information on our home-buyers assistance program please click on the following link: Massillon Home Buyers Assistance Program Link
At times a waiting list may exist for some of our housing programs.
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The City of Massillon operates its own fair housing program which is designed to improve and promote housing opportunities in the community, including education and outreach, monitoring and evaluation, and administration of fair housing laws.
As a HUD based housing program we are dedicated to furthering Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity within the City of Massillon. Our goals and objectives are in line with the Department of Housing and Urban Developments (HUD) Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity (FHEO) national objectives of eliminating housing discrimination. We believe that through the promoting of diversity, inclusion, and opportunity that we can strengthen our neighborhoods and communities here within our great city. We adhere to and uphold both federal and State of Ohio Fair Housing and anti-discrimination laws. Please view the links below for additional helpful information:
Our department also addresses tenant/landlord issues, Fair Housing Discrimination Complaints, and conducts periodic workshops and counseling services between the tenant and landlord.
The Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing-related transactions because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or familial status. Many State and Local Laws also prohibit housing discrimination based on several additional protected classes.
The Fair Housing Act applies to a wide variety of housing transactions, including rentals, sales, home mortgages, appraisals and homeowners insurance. Landlords, real-estate agents, lenders, insurance companies, and condominiums, cooperative and homeowners associations must not discriminate because of one’s membership in a protected class.
Housing Discrimination is against the law! The only way to stop discrimination is to report it!
Fair Housing Contact Information
City of Massillon Fair Housing Number: (330)830-1717
Ohio Relay Phone Number: 711 or 1-800-750-0750
Fair Housing Links
Printable Fair Housing Brochures & Posters
Fair Housing Complaint & Discrimination Forms
For additional information or questions you may call the City of Massillon Fair Housing number at 1-(330)-830-1717
Current & Upcoming Fair Housing Events
For detailed information about the programs, and to see if you qualify, please call (330) 830-1717.