PALMDALE – The Housing Rights Center (HRC), and the City of Palmdale, will be hosting a FREE Housing Rights Workshop for Palmdale residents and community members on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the South Valley WorkSource Center, Conference Room, at 38510 Sierra Highway in Palmdale.
HRC will present information and resources regarding housing discrimination and landlord-tenant rights and responsibilities.
Topics will include discrimination against families with children, disability rights, sexual harassment, evictions, repairs, security deposits, rent increases, substandard conditions, and more.
Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, known as the “Fair Housing Act,” provides protection from discrimination in all housing related transactions based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status and disability.
Furthermore, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act provides additional protections against housing discrimination based on marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, and source of income. The California Unruh Civil Rights Act also protects from housing discrimination based on age and protects the right to freedom from violence and intimidation in housing.
For more information, or to RSVP for this FREE workshop, call Marisol at (800) 477-5977 extension 26.
HRC is the nation’s largest nonprofit, civil-rights agency dedicated to promoting and securing fair housing. HRC investigates over 1,600 housing discrimination complaints annually and assists over 17,000 individuals with their housing-related concerns.
Individuals who believe they are victims of housing discrimination or who have questions about the fair housing laws are encouraged to contact HRC for additional information at 1-800-477-5977 (voice) or 213-201-0867 (TTY).
Additional information is also available at www.housingrightscenter.org.
(Information via press release from Housing Rights Center.)