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Fair Housing laws prohibit discrimination in housing based on the following characteristics: Race, religion, national origin, color, sex, marital status,* ancestry,* familial status, disability, sexual orientation,* source of income.* (*Indicates a prohibited basis for discrimination in California, but not under federal law.)
Disclaimer: The Fair Housing Tip of the Month program is for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. If you have a legal question, please contact MHAS or another attorney of your choice.

Tip 1: Reasonable Accommodations Require an Interactive Process |English| |Spanish|

Tip 2: Fair Housing Reasonable Accommodations and Confidentiality |English| |Spanish|

Tip 3: Hoarding |English| |Spanish|

Tip 4: Competing Requests for Reasonable Accommodation |English| |Spanish|

Tip 5: Rights of Hospitalized Patients to Maintain Housing |English| |Spanish|

Tip 6: Request for Reasonable Modifications |English| |Spanish|

Tip 7: Hostile Environment |English| |Spanish|

Tip 8: Emotional Support Animals |English| |Spanish|

Tip 9: Threatened Eviction Due to Tenant’s In-Home Caregiver |English| |Spanish|

Tip 10: Fair Housing and the Right to Quiet Enjoyment |English| |Spanish|

Tip 11: Fair Housing Act Covers Guests with Disabilities |English| |Spanish|

Tip 12: Requests for Reasonable Accommodation upon Three-Day Notice to Cure |English| |Spanish|

Tip 13: Request for Reasonable Accommodations when Eviction is Threatened |English| |Spanish|

Tip 14: Reasonable Accommodation when a Tenant Seeks Early Lease Termination |English| |Spanish|

Fair Housing Tip of the Month Archive (Archive currently unavailable)

Fair Housing Tip of the Month Campaign, 2011-12
Multilingual campaign with fair housing tips in nine languages.

Fair Housing Tip of the Month Campaign, 2009-10
Tips for mental health consumers, family members, advocates, mental health organizations and housing providers.

Fair Housing Tip of the Month Campaign, 2006-07
Tips for emergency shelter operators and transitional housing providers.

Other Fair Housing Publications

Fair Housing for People with Disabilities (2007)
A fair housing guidance manual for emergency shelter and transitional housing providers.

Fair Housing in Your Neighborhood (2004)
A guide to understanding how fair housing laws protect people with disabilities in California (available in six languages).

English | Chinese | Korean | Russian | Spanish | Vietnamese

Reasonable Accommodation Guide for Housing Developers and Providers (2005)
A guide to assist developers and providers of housing for people with disabilities in California.