Fair Housing is Not an Option, It is the Law

Who does Fair Housing protect? The Federal Fair Housing Act prohibits housing discrimination based on race, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and familial status (protected classes).  Californians are further protected from discrimination on the basis...

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

Understanding what this means for the existing organizations that are funded by HUD and the impact it will have on many communities across the nation As of July 2015, the United States Department of Housing...

Fair Housing: Your Rights to Habitability

Stay Informed! Stay Safe! You have the RIGHT as a tenant to insist the landlord guarantees certain features of the rental property in SAFE and SANITARY condition. “The warranty of habitability”- the legal obligation requiring...

Our Mission


 CSA San Diego County is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating fair housing discrimination by enforcing the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing regulation. Through the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) we also assist clients who have grounds to believe they are victims of housing discrimination by conducting investigations of these claims. CSA is committed to promoting and enforcing fair housing laws and equal housing opportunities for all.
 Other issues CSA addresses include: hate crime prevention, civil rights of first generation immigrants, human trafficking, youth education, and voter education. All of the services we provide are at no cost to clients.
 Our team is comprised of dedicated volunteers, passionate staff, and a trail-blazing executive director.
 Our mission is to promote positive attitudes and action that ensure respect, acceptance, and equal opportunity for all people. We are profoundly committed to ensure the well-being of all San Diego County residents.

Fair Housing Protected Classes

 Family Status
 

Family Status

We found a three-bedroom apartment we loved in a great neighborhood with good schools and a beautiful park. But the landlord told us to live someplace else that would be better for our family. We filed a complaint with HUD, and now we have a wonderful place to live.
Race
 

Race

Housing discrimination isn’t just unfair – it’s against the law. If you feel that you’ve been denied the sale, rental or financing of a home because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or disability, report it to HUD or your local fair housing center.
Religion
 

Religion

Housing discrimination based on any form of religion isn’t just unfair – it’s against the law. If you feel that you’ve been denied the sale, rental or financing of a home because of religion, race, color, national origin, sex, familial status or disability, report it to HUD or your local fair housing center.
National Origin
 

National Origin

It is against the law to consider race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or familial status in any decision regarding rental, sales or mortgage lending. If you believe you may be a victim of housing discrimination, contact HUD or your local Fair Housing Center:
Refusal to Rent, Lease or Sell Housing
 

Refusal to Rent, Lease or Sell Housing

If you are qualified for a mortgage, but the lender denies the loan because you are on maternity leave–that's a violation of the Fair Housing Act.
Disability
 

Disability

I found the perfect apartment near a park and public transportation. I asked for a reasonable accommodation for my service dog, but the landlord told me “no pets – try someplace else.” So I called HUD and found out it’s illegal for a housing provider to prohibit service animals. I filed a complaint, and now my dog and I have a great place to live.

Contact Us

CSA San Diego County
131 Avocado Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92020
Phone: 619-444-5700
Toll Free: 1-800-954-0441
If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or otherwise require telephone relay services, dial 711
Fax: 619-447-5761
info@c4sa.org