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 

As a recipient of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, 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.

Additionally, the City of Encinitas contracts with a fair housing provider to offer fair housing services for Encinitas residents and housing providers at no cost. The current fair housing service provider is 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.  

Legal Aid Society of San Diego (844) 449-3500
www.cwclp.org or call (619) 780-7498 

Reports

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 – Approved by the City Council on June 24, 2020

Additional Resources

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

AB1482 Rental Rate Increase and Eviction Rights