Equal access to housing is a right guaranteed to everyone. Fair Housing laws prohibit discrimination in the sale or rental of housing based on State and Federal protected classes, such as race, religion, national origin, family status, disability, sexual preference, source of income, or any arbitrary status. 

City of Encinitas Program Guidance and Links

San Diego Regional Alliance for Fair Housing 
HUD – Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity Office (800) 669-9777
California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (800) 884-1684

Legal Aid Society of San Diego (844) 449-3500

As part of their Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, the City of Encinitas contracts with Legal Aid Society of San Diego to provide fair housing services for Encinitas residents and housing providers at no cost. The City refers complaints to Legal Aid, which mediates and assists with filing fair housing complaints. Legal Aid also offers several educational tools, including workshops and written materials, and conducts testing to ascertain if fair housing issues are occurring in the City.  

Fair Housing Staff Contact:
Nicole Piano-Jones, Management Analyst
(760) 943-2237 
[email protected]


San Diego Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice - A review of impediments or barriers that affect the rights of fair housing choice 

FY 2015-20 – Approved by the City Council on May 13, 2015
FY 2020-25 – Considered by the City Council on June 24, 2020

As a recipient of federal funds to administer housing and community development programs, the City of Encinitas must affirmatively further fair housing. Part of this effort includes completion of an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) approximately every five years. The AI evaluates the nature and extent of housing discrimination and examines factors that may impede housing choice.