According to state and federal laws, no one can be discriminated against because of age, ancestry, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), disability (mental and physical) including HIV and AIDS, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, national origin, race, sex (which includes pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, and/or sexual orientation.
The County of San Diego, under direction of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, has a responsibility to support fair housing policies 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.
We strive to reduce discrimination in the housing rental, sales, lending, and insurance markets.
Everyone has a right to Fair Housing.
Federal Law Regarding People with Disabilities
- Anyone working with a program – in whole or in part - by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) may not discriminate.
- Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and other housing programs are partially or fully-funded by HUD. Section 504 charges HUD with enforcing the right of individuals to live in federally-subsidized housing free from discrimination.
- For more information regarding Section 504 or to file a complaint, contact the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego at (858) 694-4801. More information on Section 504 can be found at the HUD website.
If you live in a federally-funded affordable housing complex or public housing, see this Accessibility Checklist used by HUD to verify that your home is accessible for persons with disabilities.
See our video for more information:
Fair Housing Resources
- HUD has created videos to assist you:
- HUD also has created some videos to assist those who use sign language:
Fair Housing Program for Landlords
- One of the most common complaints about housing discrimination comes from people who are handicapped or who have a handicapped person in their family. Problems can arise when landlords do not understand their obligation to make changes in rules and policies to provide reasonable accommodations for these persons. Learn More.
- HUD provides other resources on fair housing too. Learn More.
- The San Diego Regional Alliance for Fair Housing is a group of professionals working together to ensure that all residents in San Diego County have equal access to housing.
Please visit the HUD Accessibility Notice and Accessibility Checklist for information on non-discrimination and accessibility in federally-funded housing and non-housing programs.
Fair Housing Program Administrator
We contract with Legal Aid Society of San Diego to serve as our Fair Housing Program Administrator. They provide fair housing services including education activities, outreach and referrals and have three locations to serve you.
County-wide Fair Housing/Discrimination Hotline: 1-844-449-3500
Southeast San Diego Office
110 S. Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA 92114
Midtown San Diego Office
1764 San Diego Avenue, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92110
North County Office
216 S. Tremont Street
Oceanside, CA 92054
If your landlord has discriminated against you, they can help. Please see their Housing Discrimination page for more information.