Housing Discrimination Based on Race

Freiman Legal can help California Housing and Apartment renters fight their Racial Discrimination case.

If you are a California resident living in San Francisco, Sacramento, San Diego, San Jose, or Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, Freiman Legal can help with your housing discrimination case based on race.

Freiman Legal ensures that fairness is executed along each step of the way. One of the most important aspects of federal fair housing laws is to put a stop to racial discrimination in the rental, sale, and financing of apartments and houses. The Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD") is a federal agency which is primarily responsible for creating and maintaining policy and programs to enforce these particular fair housing laws. 

How Freiman Law maintains Housing resident justice pertaining to Racial Discrimination and the Fair Housing Act

Many years ago, Congress created and implemented the Fair Housing Act (FHA) in order to promote equal housing opportunities for all residents. The Fair Housing Act (and its respective amendments) states clearly that property owners, landlords, and financial institutions, cannot discriminate on the basis of race and national origin. Even further, the Act also prohibits discrimination based on sex, religion, family status, disability, and more.

Property owners, financial institutions, and landlords, specifically, may not take the following action (or inaction) based on race of the buyer, tenant, or even applicant:

  • Refusing to rent or sell housing;
  • Refusing to negotiate for housing;
  • Making housing unavailable;
  • Providing different terms to different people;
  • Setting different conditions or privileges for sale or rental of a property;
  • Denying access to or membership in a facility or service related to the sale or rental of housing;
  • Imposing different rates and terms on a loan;
  • Refusing to make a mortgage loan; and
  • Discriminating in appraising property.

Freiman Legal is here to help California residents of apartment and housing rentals. Contact us at 310-917-1004 if you are living in the Torrance, Inglewood, Compton, Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Long Beach areas and you feel that you have been discriminated against based on your race.