KNOW. YOUR. RIGHTS. There are laws that protect you from discrimination based on personal characteristics such as your race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender and disability status. If you feel you have been a victim of discrimination by your housing provider (e.g. landlord, building manager), there is help available. Check here for some examples of discrimination that most people don’t realize are discriminatory: http://www.fairhousingfoundation.com/?p=faq.
Additionally, some places that offer legal help include the following:
- Housing Rights Center: http://www.hrc-la.org/doc.asp?id=14&parentid=7
- Fair Housing Foundation: http://www.fairhousingfoundation.com/services.html
- Fair Housing Council San Fernando: http://fhcsfv.com/outreach.html