Housing Discrimination

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If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.

Read about where to file your lawsuit or case. Information on jurisdiction and venue.

The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.

Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.

This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.

In order for people with disabilities to have an equal opportunity to use and enjoy their housing, it is sometimes necessary for housing providers to make "reasonable accommodations" or allow "reasonable modifications."

Laws and regulations, practical information, recent case law.

The administrative process for handling an employment discrimination complaint. Based on a fact pattern fictionalized from an actual case of perceived disability discrimination, the seven-part series features: 1) initial contact; 2) intake interview; 3) investigation; 4) conciliation or mediation; 5) accusation; 6) hearing; and 7) conclusion or decision.

The State of California has extended housing discrimination laws to cover other protected groups.

Check out these frequently asked questions to find the answer to your situation.

The Fair Housing Act has been updated a few times since it was passed in 1968 to protect more people from discrimination.

If your complaint involves a possible violation of the Fair Housing Act, a specialist will assist you in filing an official housing discrimination complaint.

Federal laws prohibit discrimination based on a person's national origin, race, color, religion, disability, sex, and familial status. Laws prohibiting national origin discrimination make it illegal to discriminate because of a person's birthplace, ancestry, culture or language. Find out more at US Department of Justice's website.

Discrimination in obtaining a mortgage is against the law. If your'e in the market for a mortgage, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provides you with information to better understand mortgages so you'll be able to recognize if you're being discriminated against.

Information about why Fair Chance Housing is important, a step-by-step guide for applying to housing with a record, an explanation of different types of housing, your rights applying to housing with a record, information on background checks, and your right to challenge a housing denial.

Created by R&R’s legal team in partnership with housing law experts, advocates and activists from around the country. We hope the tools here will EMPOWER impacted individuals, their families, and advocates to better understand housing rights and potential barriers so that impacted people can overcome these and be equipped to identify and challenge unlawful and unfair housing practices.

Alphabetical Listing of Resources

Resources for tenants and property owners in Dublin, CA on rent relief, tenants rights, mortgage assistance, and other services.

General resources for tenants in Emeryville, including resources on finding affordable housing, eviction support, and tenant rights.

Where are they allowed and under what conditions?

Introduction to what a tenants union is, and how to form one to fight for tenants' collective interests and rights.

Resources and information for tenants in Hayward on COVID-19 rental relief, eviction, discrimination, and much more.

Information on evicition protections, renal assistance and other resources for renters in Livermore.

General information and resources for renters, homeless residents, first-time homebuyers, and property owners in Newark, CA.

Resources for tenants and property owners on rental assistance, affordable housing, tenants rights, discrimination, mortgage assistance, first time home ownership and more.

Answers to commonly asked questions around topics like evictions, tenants rights, discrimination, foreclosure and more.

A list of affordable housing facilities and housing service programs for Santa Clara county.

Resources for tenants on eviction and harassment protections in Union City, CA.