Free workshop on rent increases, evictions, discrimination and foreclosure

Housing rights workshopPALMDALE – 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

(Information via press release from Housing Rights Center.)

  7 comments for “Free workshop on rent increases, evictions, discrimination and foreclosure

  1. Diane
    February 20, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Would of attended the workshop but due to work and workshop hours I was unable to, please try to have maybe a 7.p.m workshop.

  2. Forewarned
    February 2, 2013 at 6:36 am

    Hey, if anybody has a problem just call T-Cal or HRC, they love a good discrimination lawsuit, especially here in the good ole racist Antelope Valley. Cha-Ching!

  3. Gladys
    February 2, 2013 at 12:38 am

    A property owner should have the right to rent to whom ever they want and screw all this crap.
    People are given so many rights at the expense of the property owner. Claiming they are disabled, sexually harrassed, having people not on the lease living in the house,not keeping the inside of the house clean, ruining appliances at the landlords expense, clogging toilets, letting service or therapy ;) animals chew up carpets and woodwork, punching holes in walls and closet doors, tearing out window screens, driving over sprinkler heads, kicking in doors, breaking windows. The list is endless. All these rights and workshops open the doors for unjust complaints and lawsuits. Mostly just to get paid. If they don’t like where they live, then move instead of messing with the landlord.

  4. mike
    February 1, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    that sign is a joke housing is not a right.

  5. Trina
    February 1, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    70% of Section Eight vouchers in LA County were given to African American people. my question is Why does Section Eight favor them and discriminate against other people in LA County?

    • Quigley
      February 1, 2013 at 6:25 pm

      Curious….where did you get the 70% statistic?

    • Diane
      February 20, 2013 at 6:12 pm

      Why is it that the Antelope Valley allowed so many low income housing areas… it has attracted a lot of negative people.. and I don’t believe that they favor Black people.. We make our life what we want it to be and being on Section Eight is nothing to be proud of.. I would rather live in a small house and pay the regular rent fees and have a job than to be on section eight..

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