It is the Department of Community Development's mission to promote nondiscrimination and ensure fair and equal housing opportunities for all; and to provide services and activities in a nondiscriminatory manner to affirmatively further fair housing.
Every person has the right to fair housing. This means that people have the right to own or rent a home without fear of discrimination. This is a fundamental right protected by state and federal fair housing laws.
Fair Housing Laws prohibit discrimination based on:
Race or Color
National Original or Ancestry
Age / Familial Status (having children or being pregnant)
Mental or Physical Disability
Source of Income
What actions are prohibited?
It is illegal for a landlord, seller, or lender to:
Refuse to rent housing.
Discourage a person from looking at an apartment.
Steer a person to a different apartment or home for sale.
Set different terms, conditions, or privileges, relating to the rental or purchase of a dwelling.
Tell a person that housing is not available for inspection, rental, or sale when the dwelling is available.
Refuse "reasonable accommodations" for a person with a disability.
Discriminate in the advertising of a house or apartment.
Treat people differently based on the source of their income.
Deny a loan or mortgage based on illegal discrimination.
Discriminate in the advertising of a house or apartment (I.E. "No Children" or "Adults Only")
Establish quotas based on ethnicity, gender, etc.
Rent or sell to only selected ethnic group(s).
141 N. Glendale Ave., Suite 202
Glendale, CA 91202
Housing Division – (818) 548-3936