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Fair Housing

Fair housing is defined as the ability of persons of similar income levels to have the same housing choices regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, familial status, source of income, sexual orientation, or disability.

Housing Discrimination Is Illegal

Housing discrimination is prohibited by federal and state law. The City of Sunnyvale complies with federal and state fair housing laws, which are enforced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing

Fair Housing Services

The City of Sunnyvale provides funding to Project Sentinel for fair housing services for local residents and home-seekers who feel they may have experienced housing discrimination. Project Sentinel services are free to all and include:

  • Investigating housing discrimination complaints
  • Referring complaints to attorneys, if needed
  • Partnering with the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley's Fair Housing Law Project

Visit Project Sentinel

Last Updated: Aug 9, 2017
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