What is Fair Housing?

Federal, state, and local laws make it illegal to discriminate in the provision of housing based on a person’s protected class.

At the federal level, the Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, and disability.

In CA, the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits housing discrimination on the same basis as the federal law, but also makes it illegal to discriminate based on marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation and source of income.

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Tenant & Landlord Rights

Do you have questions regarding your rights and responsibilities as a tenant or a landlord?

Call our Housing Counseling Hotline
(916) 874-6903
8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Monday thru Friday
(Except Holidays)

Fair Housing Handbooks are provided to landlords and tenants.

Download the 2014 Fair Housing Handbook

Court Services

The following services are located at:

The Carol Miller Justice Center
301 Bicentennial Circle, Suite 330
Sacramento, CA

  • Small Claims Advisory Clinic
    Hours: M-F, 8:00-12:00/1:00-4:30
  • Small Claims Mediation Program
    Hours: Open while court is in session
  • Unlawful Detainer Advisory Clinic
    Hours: M-F 8:00-12:00/1:00-4:00 (may be later due to a.m. volume)
  • Unlawful Detainer Mediation
    Hours: Open while court is in session
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