The Toledo Fair Housing Center was established in 1975 by the Old West End Neighborhoood Association in response to blockbusting and other housing discrimination practices. The community organized to fight discriminatory practices that were destroying Toledo's neighborhoods; the Center was organized as an effort to stop the discriminatory practices. The Center has been a leader in fair housing enforcement, having investigated over 9,223 complaints of discrimination and recovered over $27 Million in damages. Its staff has conducted workshops for fair housing organizations, government agencies, and housing industry professionals. In addition, the Center's staff is regularly called upon by Congress to submit testimony regarding discriminatory housing practices.