Fair Housing


Equal opportunity housing is an important component of any vibrant community, and fair housing organizations uphold and enforce the Fair Housing Act of 1968.

The Federal Fair Housing Act was passed into law on April 11, 1968, just a few days after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Nearly 50 years later, the need for fair housing advocates remains. Westfield is proud to partner with several nonprofit organizations dedicated to protecting everyone’s right to have a home – regardless of race, nationality, religion, gender or disability.

One of these organizations, Toledo Fair Housing Center, has investigated more than 11,000 housing discrimination complaints resulting in more than $30 million in awards to victims of discrimination over the past 40 years. To recount and celebrate the agency’s history, Westfield sponsored the creation of a documentary in collaboration with local public television station WGTE.

Along with our agency partners, Westfield must remain
dedicated to demonstrating fair treatment of all people by:
  • Promptly returning all phone calls inquiring about insurance
  • Making affordable insurance available to all by offering the
    same products and coverage
  • Remaining consistent in sales practices, claims settlement practices and underwriting procedures

Today, the role of fair housing organizations has evolved. In addition to upholding the law, many organizations have added proactive programs to help individuals and families purchase, revitalize, maintain or insure homes. Through education and outreach, public policy initiatives and advocacy and enforcement, they revitalize communities.

To find a fair housing resource in your area, visit www.nationalfairhousing.org

How Westfield employees and agency partners help fair housing

  • Westfield maintains partnerships with fair housing organizations in Akron, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo, Ohio.
  • Westfield complies with all fair housing laws and regulations

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