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. 

San Diego Regional Alliance for Fair Housing Annual Conference

2021: Video Recordings Available Here

Free Fair Housing Training for Housing Providers

Join Legal Aid Society of San Diego for a free webinar to better understand your rights and responsibilities as housing providers. The recording can be viewed until June 30, 2021 using this new registration link

Learn more about the newest updates to Fair Housing Laws including:
• Basic Fair Housing Laws
• Reasonable Accommodation Requests
• Reasonable Modification Requests
• Emotional Support Animals
• Additional Rights and Protections Afforded to Persons with Disabilities

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]

Community Law Project-Free Legal Clinics for Community Members is up and Running! 

The Community Law Project is a non-profit organization within California Western School of Law that provides brief legal advice, legal referrals, and free consultations (rotating volunteer attorneys with different legal specializations).  

To learn more about this program go to their website: www.cwclp.org or call the intake line at 619-780-7498 
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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

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.