Fair Housing Rights

Purpose
The purpose of the Housing Rights Center (HRC) is to actively support and promote freedom of residence through education, advocacy, and litigation to the end that all persons have the opportunity to secure the housing they desire and can afford, without regard to their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, familial status, marital status, disability, ancestry, age, source of income or other characteristics protected by law.

Reporting Housing Discrimination
Review why it is important to report housing discrimination. If you feel that you have been discriminated against, you should contact the Housing Rights Center at: 1-800-477-5977.
  • Many acts of discrimination can only be investigated if someone reports them.
  • You are protected under the law against intimidation or harassment if you report housing discrimination.
  • Reporting discrimination is the first step to stopping it in your community.
Housing Services
The following services are offered free of charge.
  • Investigation of discrimination complaints
  • Workshops on housing issues.
  • Landlord/tenant counseling
  • Monthly rental listings
  • R.E.S.P.E.C.T. (Article by the Housing Rights Center)
All of the HRC’s services are available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Portuguese, Armenian, Korean, and Russian.