Fair Housing Rights

HUD

IF YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE A VICTIM OF HOUSING DISCRIMINATION
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The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is a federal program—administered by state public housing agencies—through which individuals with very low incomes, as well as the elderly and disabled, are provided with a voucher that allows them to rent residences on the private market.  The purpose of the Section 8 housing program is to provide housing to people who would otherwise not be able to afford it.   

The Public Housing Program is a federal program—administered by state public housing agencies—through which individuals with very low incomes that are deemed eligible are provided with housing in one of our 63 public housing developments.  The purpose of the Public Housing program is to provide housing to people who would otherwise not be able to afford it.   

Under the federal Fair Housing Act and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, a Section 8 participant is able to choose where to live.  It is unlawful to discriminate in housing based on these factors: race, color, national origin, religion, family status, or disability.  If you rent, or have been trying to rent a home, or apartment and you believe your rights have been violated by a landlord, the city or county in which you live, or by an employee at the housing authority, you can file a complaint with the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles (Housing Authority ), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO), or the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH).

There are Several Ways to File a Complaint:

  • File a Complaint with the Housing Authority

  • File a Complaint with HUD

  • File a Complaint with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing

  • File a Complaint with the United States Department of Justice