As a recipient of both Federal and State funds, the City is required to provide a program to actively inform residents, landlords of residential property, and others involved in the insurance, construction, sale or lease of residential property of the laws pertaining to fair housing. “Fair Housing” refers to a prohibition against unlawful housing discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, familial status, marital status, disability, ancestry, age, source of income or other characteristics protected by law. The City complies with these requirements by contracting with experts that provide outreach and education services, take in and process fair housing-related complaints to resolution, and provide referral services.
Since 2008, the City has contracted with the Southern California Housing Rights Center (HRC) to provide these services. HRC provides a wide array of programs and services to its clients free of charge:
Predatory Lending Information & Referrals
Housing Discrimination Investigation
Enforcement & Advocacy
Outreach & Education
If you believe you or someone you know have been a victim of housing discrimination, please call toll-free at (800) 477-5977, or visit www.hrc-la.org. Housing Counselors are ready to provide assistance, answer questions, and supply information and resources.
You may also contact the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or the California Department of Fair Employment & Housing by calling toll-free, (800) 233-3212, regarding housing discrimination complaints. Please refer to the following links for additional information: