Fair Housing Program

Video – "Fair Housing and Disability: Reasonable Accommodations"

This six-minute video was designed to inform housing providers of their rights and responsibilities under state and federal fair housing laws. Disability is one of the most frequently cited basis of housing discrimination complaints. Problems can arise when rental property owners/resident managers do not understand their obligation to make changes in rules and policies in order to provide reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities.

The video may viewed online at http://www.fairhousingoc.org/video/fairhousing.wmv

The County of San Diego, under direction of the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), has a responsibility to affirmatively further fair housing within the unincorporated area of San Diego County, as well as in the cities of Coronado, Del Mar, Imperial Beach, Lemon Grove, Poway, and Solana Beach. The County of San Diego's Fair Housing Program strives to reduce housing discrimination in the housing rental, sales, lending, and insurance markets on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, familial status (presence of children), or handicap, in compliance with the Fair Housing Act.

To do this, the County has contracted with North County Lifeline to serve as its Fair Housing Program Administrator. North County Lifeline has created Lifelines Fair Housing Collaborative with The Center for Social Advocacy (CSA) and South Bay Community Services (SBCS) to provide fair housing services. Through their joint efforts, these organizations sponsor public fair housing educational activities, fair housing outreach activities, and fair housing referral activities. North County Lifeline's Fair Housing Collaborative also administers and monitors all County fair housing efforts, including the County's Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Program. Contact North County Lifeline for more information.

In addition to Lifelines Fair Housing Collaborative, the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides their own resources on fair housing. The Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity website contains a wealth of relevant information regarding fair housing laws that prohibit discrimination in housing.  In addition, HUD has posted a series of 12 fair housing videos in American Sign Language with English captioning on its webcast archive page.  

For a letter of approval of an affirmative fair housing marketing plan, to submit to the Department of Public Works, contact Kelly Matthews at (760) 842-6226.

A copy of the Accessibility Notice and Accessibility Checklist for non-discrimination and accessibility in Federally funded housing and non-housing programs for persons with disabilities may also be downloaded from HUD.  

The San Diego Regional Alliance for Fair Housing is a dedicated group of professionals working together to ensure that all residents in San Diego County have equal access to housing. Please see their website for more information.

       

North County Lifeline

200 Michigan Avenue 

Vista CA 92084

(760) 842-6226, or (866) 954-3354

Email: kmatthews@nclifeline.org

Serving the San Diego Urban County west of I-15 from the

Orange County/Riverside County border south to Solana Beach and Del Mar

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The Center for Social Advocacy

131 Avocado Avenue

El Cajon, CA 92020

(619) 444-5700, or (800) 954-0441

Serving Poway and the San Diego Urban County east of I-15

from the Riverside County border south to 94, but including Lemon Grove

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South Bay Community Services

430 F Street

Chula Vista, CA 91910

(619) 420-3620 ext. 140, or (800) 640-2933, ext. 140

Serving the San Diego Urban County Bay area including Coronado

and Imperial Beach, and south of the 94 freeway

excluding Lemon Grove