Fair Housing Laws
Fair housing choice means that individuals and families have the information, opportunity, and options to live where they choose without unlawful discrimination and other barriers related to race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, disability, or other protected characteristics. Studies have found that housing choice is seen as a corridor to greater educational opportunities, better health and wealth. However, attention to fair housing in particular fails to receive the priority it demands.
From redlining and disinvestment to racial inequities, discriminatory housing practices still permeate in American communities. City governments hold enormous power through their planning, development, and zoning processes to advance goals of equal access, mobility, inclusion, economic prosperity, and racial justice. The City of Moorpark is committed to improving the quality of life for its residents by identifying options and solutions to barriers for housing for all economic levels and age ranges.
The following information is being provided to Moorpark residents in order to promote the furtherance of fair housing and its initiatives:
Federal Fair Housing Law
U.S. Federal Law- The Fair Housing Act, 42 U.S.C. 3601 et seq.
California Fair Housing Law
The City of Moorpark, as a jurisdiction within Ventura County, contracts with the Housing Rights Center (HRC) to provide FREE fair housing education and outreach, landlord/ tenant counseling, and discrimination investigation services to its residents.
The HRC is the nation's largest non-profit civil rights organization dedicated to securing and promoting fair housing. If you or someone you know has been the victim of housing discrimination, please contact the HRC below at:
Fair Housing Guides
- Housing Rights Center Services (English/ Spanish)
- Landlords & Fair Housing Brochure (English/ Spanish)
- California Tenant Protection Act Explained (English/ Spanish)
- Families & Fair Housing (English/ Spanish)
- Disability & Fair Housing (English/ Spanish)