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Fair Housing

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Impediments to Fair Housing & Housing Choices

The San Diego Region, including the Cities of Chula Vista, San Diego and all other the participating cities and unincorporated San Diego County, are currently in the process of preparing an "Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing" for  FY 2020/21 - FY 2024/25. We want to hear from you about your experiences with renting or buying a home and any issues and concerns regarding possible discrimination. Please consider participating in Reducing Housing Discrimination in Our Community! Find out more information by coming to a Community Meeting.

Undfheo50er direction of the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City of Chula Vista has a responsibility to affirmatively further fair housing.

The City’s Fair Housing Program strives to reduce housing discrimination in the housing rental, sales, lending, and insurance markets on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, familial status (presence of children), or handicap, in compliance with the Fair Housing Act.  

The City has contracted with CSA to serve as its Fair Housing Program Administrator. CSA is responsible for sponsoring public fair housing educational activities, fair housing outreach activities, and fair housing referral activities, as well as promoting the San Diego Regional Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice marketing programs.

Fair Housing 101

Fair Housing is the ability of persons of similar income levels who are seeking housing in similar housing markets and who have like qualifications to have the same ability of housing choices regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, (physical/mental) or familial status (presence of children) -- as provided under the federal Fair Housing Act. 

In addition to the protections provided by the Federal Fair Housing Act, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act of 1959 protects individual from discriminating on the basis of the following:

  • Ancestry
  • Age
  • Sexual Orientation (LGBQT)
  • Gender Identity
  • Marital Status
  • Familial Status (presence of children)
  • Source of Income


If you believe you have been denied housing or the opportunity to apply for housing in Chula Vista or have been a victim of illegal discrimination or harassment because of a characteristic protected by federal or state law, email CSA at  or call 1 (800) 954-0441.  You may also file a complaint online directly with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

  • Make sure to contact CSA within one year of the incident.
  • Document as much information as possible
  • Speak to a housing counselor at CSA and provide the facts about the incident
  • If the facts of your case, your incident may be referred to a legal representative for further investigation.
    • An attempt will be made to assist in resolving the issue.
    • If the issue remains unresolved and there is evidence that a violation has occurred, the complaint may be tried in court.

Local Resources

CSA San Diego County

327 Van Houten Ave
El Cajon CA 92020

(619) 444-5700 or (800) 954-0441



More Fair Housing Resources

U.S. Department of Housing Urban Development

Fair Housing Division
600 Harrison St., Third Floor
San Francisco CA 94107-1300


State Department of Fair Employment and Housing

611 W. Sixth St., Room 150
Los Angeles CA 90017-3101


San Diego Regional Alliance for Fair Housing

Section 504

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