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Fair Housing

Fair Housing prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, or financing of housing.

You are protected against discrimination based on based on race, color, sex, religion, disability, national origin, and familial status.  Know your rights and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Housing Law

Housing Law includes such issues as: Eviction; Unlawful lockouts; Wrongful utility shutoff; HUD housing; Needed repairs in rental units; Tenant education and training; and Notices to tenants.

As the cost of housing increases, as the availability of decent units diminishes, and as real incomes fall, families find themselves in conflict with their landlords. When the owner moves the evict, or to turn affordable housing into market rate units, or when a tenant’s subsidy or application for assistance is challenged, the Housing Team is the only full service resource providing advice, direct intervention and in-Court representation for eligible residents of San Diego County. Contact the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, Inc.

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Section 8 Landlord Handbook

A guide on the Section 8 housing voucher program for residential rental property owners.

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HUD Approved Disabled Housing

Affordable Apartment Search with HUD. 

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Fair Housing--It's Your Right

HUD has played a lead role in administering the Fair Housing Act since its adoption in 1968. The 1988 amendments, however, have greatly increased the Department's enforcement role. First, the newly protected classes have proven significant sources of new complaints. Second, HUD's expanded enforcement role took the Department beyond investigation and conciliation into the area of mandatory enforcement.

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Federal Fair Housing Laws

The major federal fair housing law is the Fair Housing Act. Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents of legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of 18), and handicap (disability).

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City of San Diego Fair Housing Program

The City of San Diego is committed to furthering fair housing efforts by promoting fair and equal housing opportunities for its residents.

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County of San Diego Fair Housing Program

The County of San Diego, under direction of the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), has a responsibility to affirmatively further fair housing within the unincorporated area of San Diego County, as well as in the cities of Coronado, Del Mar, Imperial Beach, Lemon Grove, Poway, and Solana Beach.

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