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Housing Rights Center

Program Currently on Hold

Culver City Housing Agency contracts with Housing Rights Center, a non-profit organization, to provide information to the public about housing discrimination and landlord/tenant rights and responsibilities.

For more information, please call the Housing Rights Center at (213) 387-8400, or 800-477-5977, or you may fax a request to (213) 381-8555.

Housing Rights Center

3255 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1150

Los Angeles, CA 90010

Good Neighbors Come in All Colors Regardless of:
  • Race
  • Color
  • Sex
  • Religion
  • Family Status
  • National Origin
  • Disability
  • Marital Status
  • Arbitrary reasons

Have you experienced discrimination in housing for any of these reasons?
Look for These Clues and Suspect Discrimination When....
  • You inquire about an apartment in person, the manager tells you, "I just rented it to someone else."
  • The owner/manager refuses to tell you the reasons why the housing is not available.
  • The information provided in the advertisement, over the phone, or in person differs or changes.
  • The owner/manager says the complex or neighborhood is not suited to people with low incomes, large families, or female heads of households.
  • You're asked questions about your marital status or ethnicity or the ethnicity of your spouse, roommate or friends.
  • You're told the complex is not suitable for children.
  • The rental rules affect children differently than adults, e.g., use of pool, recreation rooms, etc.?
  • You're told the building is not made for a wheelchair.
  • You're told your guide dog is not allowed due to a no pet policy.
  • You are not allowed to submit an application form.
  • It takes more than a few days to receive a definite answer regarding your application.

Suggestions for Managers
  • Treat all applicants alike regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, family status, or age, and make reasonable accommodations for the disabled.
  • Establish the same credit and income requirements for all applicants.
  • Establish the same terms and conditions (deposits, etc.) for all applicants.
  • Show all applicants the same apartment(s) and give the same occupancy date.
  • Establish reasonable rules of conduct and make sure they do not exclude children from equal enjoyment of the premises.
  • Investigate requests for accommodations to the disabled and permit reasonable requests.
  • Inform and explain to all applicants if there have been any recent management or policy changes.
In short, treat all prospective tenants EQUALLY.

The Housing Rights Center is available to train property managers and real estate salespersons on fair housing law.