Fair Housing Act Attorneys
Serving Clients Throughout the Greater San Diego Area
The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, or financing
of housing units based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
The act was amended in 1989 to prohibit discrimination based on disability
or familial status. In fact, California was one of the first states in
the country to enact anti-discrimination legislation. State law requires
"full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, privileges
or services in all business establishments." This includes
The law has various remedies for Fair Housing Act violations. These include
cease and desist orders as well as compensation for out-of-pocket expenses
or emotional distress. Court-ordered damages in these cases can include
a maximum of 3x the amount of actual damages.
If you believe that you have been discriminated against, you should file
a complaint with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH).
But before you do, consult with an experienced lawyer to ensure that your
claim is completed correctly. Your complaint has to be filed within one
year of the alleged discrimination.
California's Fair Employment and Housing Act:
- Prohibits discrimination and harassment in all aspects of housing. This
includes sales and rentals, evictions, terms and conditions, mortgage
loans and insurance, and land use and zoning.
- Requires housing providers to reasonably accommodate and permit persons
with disabilities to use and enjoy a dwelling. They must also allow people
with disabilities to make reasonable modifications of the premises.
- Prohibits retaliation against anyone who files a complaint with the DFEH,
participated in a DFEH investigation, or opposed any activity prohibited
by the Fair Employment & Housing Act.
The Fair Housing Act also bans discrimination based on familial status.
However, housing that meets the legal definition of senior housing is
exempt from familial status provisions.
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Are you being discriminated against by a landlord or mobile home park owner?
We can help. At Allen Semelsberger Kaelin, LLP, we have been helping mobile
home park residents seek justice since 1987. We have the skills and experience
that you need to successfully defend your legal rights. Put us to work
for you today.
Call (888) 998-2031, or contact our San Diego team of mobile home park attorneys
to get started on your case.