The County will continue to contract with the Housing Rights Center (HRC), a professional fair housing service organization, to provide services to ensure fair and equal housing opportunity. Some of the free services that HRC provides include landlord/tenant counseling, housing discrimination investigation, education on fair housing laws, as well as predatory lending information and referrals.
Additionally, the County will continue to prepare an Assessment of Impediments (AI) to Fair Housing every five years and based on the recent findings from the 2020 AI, the County will be taking the following actions to affirmatively further fair housing:
- Implement additional outreach strategies to inform lower-income households of available local, state, and federal homebuyer assistance.
- Expand testing for discriminatory practices in private rental and home sales markets.
TIMEFRAME AS CERTIFIED BY THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
HRC submits a quarterly report to the County and a summary of the results are submitted to HUD for reporting purposes annually as part of the CAPER