The Fair Housing Act of 1988 was adopted to safeguard against
illegal housing discrimination. The Law protects a person's right to
own, sell, purchase, or rent housing of his or her choice without
fear of unlawful discrimination.
City of San Luis Obispo does business in accordance with the Federal
Fair Housing Law.
*Fair housing is the umbrella term
for laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in the rental
or sale of housing or in the provision of housing-related services.
*The goal of fair housing laws is to
create housing markets that are free of discrimination.
*Fair housing laws ensure that you
will not be prevented from choosing where you want to live because
of illegal discrimination.
*Fair Housing laws protect you in
many aspects of securing housing including advertising, mortgage
lending, home insurance, rental applications and most interactions
between landlords or property managers and tenants.
*Fair housing laws ensure that people
with similar incomes in the same housing market have a similar range
of choices available to them regardless of race, color, ancestry,
national origin, religion, sex, disability, marital status, familial
status, source of income, sexual orientation, age or any other
Anyone who feels he or she has been discriminated against may file a
compliant of housing discrimination:
1-800-669-9777 (Toll Free)
U.S Department of
Housing and Urban Development
Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
Additional Fair Housing Information
California Rural Legal Assistance
CRLA is a private, non-profit law firm founded in 1966. CRLA
provides representation and legal advice to persons whose income is
below certain limits. Please contact CRLA's office for additional
information, provided below.
1011 Pacific Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Monday - Tuesday 1:00 pm -
Thursday - Friday 1:00 pm -
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (Housing
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (Fair Housing Equal
Opportunity for All)
County of San Luis Obispo Fair Housing Plan (2010 Analysis of Impediments
to Fair Housing Choice)