Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Protecting Californians from Housing Discrimination

The US government is serious in its mission of leveling the playing field by minimizing discrimination in all areas.

The Department of Fair and Equal Housing (DFEH) is a government department, which ensures that every Californian employee is given the equal opportunity to housing privileges. It aims to protect employees not only from employment discrimination but more so with housing discrimination.

DFEH accepts complaints of discrimination in areas such as employment, public accommodations, housing and hate violence. Complaints filed before it are investigated as to the veracity of the allegations.

It serves as a fact finder. It assists the parties in resolving their issues. If sufficient evidence has been found as to the existence of discrimination, a formal accusation may be filed. A public hearing or a lawsuit follows.

Housing is a necessity. We need a roof on our heads for security and convenience. The last thing we want is to be discriminated against.

It is rewarding to know that the government is doing its responsibility towards us. Victims of employment or housing discrimination have now a venue to redress their claims and grievances. If you have been a victim, feel free to visit DFEH. Surely, you will find answer.