Starting January 2016, CSA-San Diego started implementing a Fair Housing Initiative Program (FHIP) supported by Housing and Urban Development Department HUD for the entire San Diego county . This partnership assists people who believe they have been victims of housing discrimination. CSA ensure protection under fair housing laws that address discrimination and harassment. We can assist in handling a fair housing dispute through investigating, testing and legal assessment of each and every single element in these complaints in order to evaluate whether housing providers treat equally-qualified people differently. This free of charge service is offered to individuals who feel they have been subject to discrimination practices while purchasing or renting a property.
- Fair housing counseling and dispute mediation
- Investigation and testing complaints on discrimination practices on housing sites, purchased or rented.
- Educational fair housing seminars for tenants and landlords (English and Spanish and other languages upon request)
- Services to tenants, landlords, and apartment managers
- Real estate and rental practice discrimination audits
- Free rental housing handbooks in English, Spanish, and Arabic.
Fair housing exists in a community when individuals of similar incomes have the same range of housing choices regardless of race, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, source of income, or other arbitrary factor.
A violation of fair housing is defined as any action, omission, or decision that limits housing choices based on the protected classes defined above. If you think you have been a victim of illegal housing discrimination, we can help you file a complaint with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the DFEH. This program is funded by the county of San Diego.