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What is Fair Housing?
Federal, state and local laws offer protection to people who feel they have been discriminated against during the sale of homes - for example in the loan approval process or while making offers on homes.

Fair housing is the umbrella term for laws that prevent discrimination in the rental or sale of homes or while providing housing-related services like home loans or rental contracts.

Fair Housing Resources
The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) administers and enforces federal laws and establishes policies that make sure all Americans have equal access to the housing of their choice. Learn more about FHEO, or contact the Housing Discrimination Hotline by email, or at (800) 669-9777 (voice) or (800) 927-9275 (TTY).

The City of San José contracts with the Fair Housing Law Foundation to provide services to support fair housing in San José. For more information, please contact:

The Fair Housing Law Project
152 North Third Street, 3rd Floor
San José, CA 95112
Ph: (408) 293-4790

For questions or comments, please contact the Policy Team at (408) 975-4442.