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Fair Housing Act

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 mobile homes.

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.

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