Fair Housing

The City of Pasadena contracts with the Housing Rights Center, a non-profit civil-rights organization, to provide information to the public about housing discrimination and landlord/tenant rights and responsibilities.

For more information, please call the Housing Rights Center at 800-477-5977 or email info@housingrightscenter.org.

Pasadena Location

Jackie Robinson Center
1020 N. Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 791-0211

What is Fair Housing?

Fair Housing means that you have the right to live where you choose without fear of discrimination based on your personal characteristics. Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination based on the following characteristics:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Religion
  • Gender
  • National Origin
  • Familial Status (*Families with children under 18 yrs. old)
  • Physical and/or Mental Disability
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Marital Status
  • Ancestry
  • Age
  • Source of Income
  • Gender Identity & Gender Expression
  • Genetic Information
  • Or Other Arbitrary Basis

Common Forms of Housing Discrimination

  • Refusing to rent or sell housing to someone because of their race.
  • Prohibiting children from being outside in common areas or enforcing a curfew that only pertains to children.
  • Refusing to do timely repairs for tenants of a particular nationality or religion.
  • Using advertisements that express or suggest a rental preference, for example, “ideal for single working professionals” or “Jewish only”.
  • Harassing a tenant on the basis of his or her sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • Refusing to rent a second-floor apartment to a family with children.
  • Refusing to allow a tenant with disabilities to have a service animal in his or her unit.

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

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