Civil Rights Unit

Fair Housing Law Project

Federal and California State laws prohibit housing discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, family status, marital status, sexual  orientation, source of income, age, and other arbitrary characteristics.

The Fair Housing Law Project (FHLP) provides fair housing education and outreach, investigation, and enforcement services for Bakersfield and Kern County residents who believe they have been victims of illegal housing discrimination, regardless of income. When fair housing investigations yield evidence of illegal discrimination, FHLP can assist and represent victims in administrative agency complaints and/or lawsuits.