Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning

Housing Element Update

Program 24: Fair Housing Program

The County contracts with service providers to provide and coordinate fair housing services for residents. The service providers are required to conduct outreach and education activities, distribute literature, and publicize the availability of fair housing services through various media. The service providers also record and investigate inquiries and complaints from residents, and conduct testing and enforcement activities.

Objectives Annually allocate funding to support fair housing and tenant/landlord services during the planning period.
Provide training to County staff on fair housing laws and responsibilities.
Policies Policy 1.2: Mitigate the impacts of governmental regulations and policies that constrain the provision and preservation of housing for low and moderate income households and those with special needs.
Policy 8.2: Enforce laws against illegal acts of housing discrimination. These include housing discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, age, disability, source of income, or any arbitrary reason excluding persons from housing choice.
Policy 8.3: Promote equal opportunity in housing and community development programs countywide.
Policy 8.4: Encourage housing design to accommodate special needs. Designs may include: units with multiple bedrooms; shared facilities; universal design; onsite child care services; health clinics; or onsite job training facilities.
Timeframe Ongoing
Responsible Agency Community Development Commission (Housing Rights Center), Department of Regional Planning
Funding Source CDBG,General Fund

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