Housing

Our Housing Program works to ensure that all people may freely choose a place to live without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, source of income, disability, operation of a home daycare, or whether they have children in their family.

We provide: Free legal advice and representation for victims of discrimination; impact litigation; educational workshops and technical assistance for community groups, public officials, apartment associations, and staff at community-based organizations; and policy advocacy. 

HOUSING Phone Intake Line: (408) 280-2424

HOUSING Fax: (408) 293-0106

 


Among the issues we address are:

  • Denial of housing to individuals and families for discriminatory reasons.

  • Illegal harassment in housing by rental property managers and homeowners associations.

  • Denials of reasonable accommodations in housing.

  • Discriminatory, predatory or illegal mortgage lending and servicing, including reverse mortgages.

  • Mortgage lending-related scams.

  • Predatory slum housing conditions.

  • Displacement of low-income and diverse communities leading to segregation.

  • Governmental entities’ actions contributing to housing discrimination.


For our clients

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We provides free legal services to eligible clients. In litigation matters, clients may be asked to pay for court filing and other fees, depending on their ability and Law Foundation’s resources.

We prioritize housing discrimination, illegal mortgage lending, gentrification and displacement of low-income and diverse communities, and predatory slum conditions.