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New Fair Housing Long Beach Website

Release Date: 2023-04-10

The Long Beach City Prosecutor and Long Beach Housing Authority have partnered in order to inform the public of housing discrimination laws and to investigate and remedy housing discrimination violations.

Through this partnership, the City has launched its new Fair Housing Long Beach website to provide information about these laws and also allow the public to submit complaints if they are a victim of fair housing discrimination. 

Visit Fair Housing Long Beach here

Source of Income Discrimination

Rental subsidy programs, including Section 8 of the Housing Act of 1937 (known as the Housing Choice Voucher Program), allow qualifying households to receive rent subsidies which are paid directly to their landlords.

It is illegal for a landlord to refuse to rent to an applicant just because they receive rent subsidies from Section 8 or other rental subsidy programs.

Persons who believe they are the victim of such Source of Income Discrimination should report any such violation.

In the City of Long Beach, it is unlawful for a landlord, owner, property management company, or other housing provider to discriminate against or harass a tenant or a potential tenant based upon any of the following:

  • Race
  • Age
  • Nationality
  • Parenthood
  • Gender
  • Religion
  • Disability
  • Marriage
  • Sexual Preference
  • Ethnic Background
  • Pregnancy
  • Source of Income
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Occupancy by Child