| Fair Housing|
Local, state and federal fair housing laws provide protection from discrimination in housing based on a person belonging to a “protected class.” Housing discrimination occurs when individuals or families receive different treatment because they belong to a "protected class".
Protected classes are: race or color, religion, country of origin, gender, ancestry, familial status (families with children), marital status, age (except legally designated senior communities), physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and source of income (such as TANF or SSI).
For more information on Fair Housing, Tenant Rights, or for Fair Housing education for landlords, see the following websites:
- Project Sentinel http://www.housing.org - (916) 664-2555 or toll free at (888) 324-7468
- State of California Department of Fair Housing and Employment http://www.dfeh.ca.gov/
- Rental Housing Association of the Sacramento Valley www.rha.org
- Legal Services of Northern California http://www.lsnc.net/
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development http://www.hud.gov/