Jayna L. Turchek, Esq.
The Worcester Fair Housing Project (WFHP), a joint project between Community Legal Aid (CLA) and the City of Worcester, provides advice and representation to anyone in Worcester County who has been the victim of housing discrimination. The WFHP has assisted clients in a range of discrimination claims, including racial harassment, refusal to rent due to family status, refusal to remove lead paint, interference with housing subsidies, and discrimination based on disability.
In addition to litigation, the WFHP conducts education workshops on fair housing laws for tenant groups, social service providers, landlords and other community members. The WFHP also trains civil rights investigators to "test" whether housing discrimination is occurring in the county, to support litigation or promote equitable settlements for project clients.
For more information, to request training or schedule an appointment for a housing discrimination screening, contact the Housing Discrimination Intake Worker in the Office of Human Rights at (508) 799-8486 or visit the Human Rights Outreach Office in Room 101, City Hall.