Housing Discrimination

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What should a tenant do if his or her apartment needs repairs? Can a landlord force a tenant to move? How many days notice does a tenant have to give a landlord before the tenant moves? Can a landlord raise a tenant’s rent? California Tenants—A Guide to Residential Tenants’ and Landlords’ Rights and Responsibilities answers these questions and many others.

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If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.

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The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.

In order for people with disabilities to have an equal opportunity to use and enjoy their housing, it is sometimes necessary for housing providers to make "reasonable accommodations" or allow "reasonable modifications."

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Federal and state laws offer protection from discrimination that is based on many categories: race/color, national origin (ethnicity), religion, sexdisability, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity & expression, marital status, source of income, age, and arbitrary characteristics.

The State of California has extended housing discrimination laws to cover other protected groups.

If your complaint involves a possible violation of the Fair Housing Act, a specialist will assist you in filing an official housing discrimination complaint.

What is discrimination in housing? What legal remedies are available?

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The video will guide you through the discrimination investigation case.

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Where are they allowed and under what conditions?

The administrative process for handling an employment discrimination complaint. Based on a fact pattern fictionalized from an actual case of perceived disability discrimination, the seven-part series features: 1) initial contact; 2) intake interview; 3) investigation; 4) conciliation or mediation; 5) accusation; 6) hearing; and 7) conclusion or decision.

Federal laws prohibit discrimination based on a person's national origin, race, color, religion, disability, sex, and familial status. Laws prohibiting national origin discrimination make it illegal to discriminate because of a person's birthplace, ancestry, culture or language. Find out more at US Department of Justice's website.

Up-to-date transgender people"s rights: airport security, federal employees, workers' rights, healthcare, housing, immigration, medicare, military servicemembers, passports, public accommodations, schools, social security, and survivors of violence.

If you suspect that your application was illegally denied.

A detailed overview of legal theories and remedies.

The Fair Housing Act has been updated a few times since it was passed in 1968 to protect more people from discrimination.