Fair Housing Information

The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting or buying a home, getting a mortgage, seeking housing assistance or engaging in other housing-related activities. The Fair Housing Act covers most housing. Additional protections apply to federally-assisted housing.

The following categories are covered under Federal Statutes:

  • Color
  • Disability
  • Familial Status
  • National Origin
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Sex

To report illegal housing discrimination under Federal Statutes, please refer to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Complaint Forms.

The following categories are covered under California Statutes:

  • Ancestry, National Origin
  • Citizenship*
  • Disability, Mental or Physical (Including HIV/AIDS)
  • Familial Status
  • Gender Identity or Gender Expression
  • Genetic Information
  • Immigration Status*
  • Marital Status
  • Primary Language*
  • Race or Color
  • Religion
  • Sex or Gender
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Source of Income

*Covered under the Unruh Civil Rights Act, which applies to most housing accommodations in California

To report illegal housing discrimination under California Statutes, please refer to DFEH Housing Discrimination Forms.

Housing providers must make reasonable accommodations and allow reasonable modifications that may be necessary to allow persons with disabilities to enjoy their housing. Certain multifamily housing must be accessible to persons with disabilities.

The City of Santa Clarita contracts with the Housing Rights Center to provide Fair Housing services, including landlord/tenant counseling, in the Santa Clarita community.

For more information about housing discrimination, as well as landlord/tenant rights and responsibilities, contact:

The Housing Rights Center

Services are confidential, provided free of charge and available in multiple languages.

Every five years, the City of Santa Clarita conducts a fair housing analysis for the Santa Clarita community. View the current 2019-20-2023-24 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI).

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