Fair Housing Law
Strengthen your Fair Housing policies by learning more about Fair Housing Law. The Federal Fair Housing Act protects individuals from discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of housing based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability and familial status. In the State of California, there are additional protections for marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income and arbitrary characteristics such as age through the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.
Based on the protected classes above, it is illegal to:
Best Practices to Prevent Discrimination
Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California offers professional training seminars and conferences on fair housing law. The courses are appropriate for property owners and managers, and other real estate professionals in the private and public sectors.
On-site Training Seminars
Fair Housing Advocates offers comprehensive on-site fair housing training. We provide a customized session of our basic Fair Housing Law and Practice course and also offer in-depth training programs that cover a wide range of fair housing related topics. Contact the education department for more information.
Successfully Housing People with Disabilities Conference
A day-long conference on Reasonable Accommodations (RA) and fair housing laws as they pertain to people with disabilities. The conference includes an overview of fair housing law focusing on disability rights, followed by roundtable discussions led by experienced facilitators. Materials include a comprehensive handbook that includes the laws and frequently asked questions about Reasonable Accommodations. Check our Events page for future conferences.