Fair Housing Program


HUD's Fair Housing page explains: "Fundamentally, fair housing means that every person can live free. This means that our communities are open and welcoming, free from housing discrimination and hostility. But this also means that each one of us, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, and disability, has access to neighborhoods of opportunity, where our children can attend quality schools, our environment allows us to be healthy, and economic opportunities and self-sufficiency can grow.  Our commitment to fair housing is a living commitment, one that reflects the needs of America today and prepares us for a future of true integration."  

More information can be seen at:  http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2015/HUDNo_15-035.


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


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


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