Striving for Equal Opportunity and Social Justice

Why Us?

S J Adams Consulting is a full-service civil rights research and consulting firm located in Durham, NC. We provide a broad range of services to non-profit community-based organizations, government, and industry to assist them in meeting their fair housing, fair lending, diversity, or environmental justice goals.


Our work enhances the capacity of our clients by promoting diversity and inclusion in housing, financial services, and related programs and services; by promoting community economic development and through financial education.

Meet Our Owner and Founder,

Stella Adams

Stella Adams, the CEO, is a nationally recognized expert on the Fair Housing Act and its implementing regulations. She is also a nationally respected expert on Small Business Lending Discrimination.


Ms. Adams has developed education and outreach materials related to consumer compliance policy, financial literacy, and various civil rights laws.

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