The Fair Housing Act makes it illegal to discriminate in any phase of selling or renting real estate against anyone on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, family status, or national origin.
Below are listings of agencies that provide free to low cost legal advice on your housing rights. Whether you are a tenant or landlord, there are laws to protect you from unfair treatment and discrimination.
Pomona Self-Help Center
400 Civic Center Plaza - 7th Floor
Pomona, CA 91766
Fair Housing Foundation
Phone: (800) 446-3247
Bet Tzedek Legal Services
Phone: (323) 939-0506
County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer Affairs
Dispute Settlement Service
Phone: (213) 974-1452 or (800) 593-8222
Fair Housing/Equal Opportunity - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Phone: (213) 894-8000
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health - Tenants may report unsafe living conditions that are a threat to public health such no running water, plumbing issues, or rodent infestation.
The Los Angeles Department of Consumer Affairs provides the "Tenant Resources: Eviction for nonpayment of Rent" brochure.