The County of San Diego, under direction of the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), has a responsibility to affirmatively further fair housing within the unincorporated area of San Diego County, as well as in the cities of Coronado, Del Mar, Imperial Beach, Lemon Grove, Poway, and Solana Beach. The County of San Diego'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.
To do this, the County has contracted with North County Lifeline to serve as its Fair Housing Program Administrator. North County Lifeline has created Lifelines Fair Housing Collaborative with The Center for Social Advocacy (CSA) and South Bay Community Services (SBCS) to provide fair housing services. Through their joint efforts, these organizations sponsor public fair housing educational activities, fair housing outreach activities, and fair housing referral activities. North County Lifeline's Fair Housing Collaborative also administers and monitors all County fair housing efforts, including the County's Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Program. Contact North County Lifeline for more information.
In addition to Lifelines Fair Housing Collaborative, the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides their own resources on fair housing. The Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity website contains a wealth of relevant information regarding fair housing laws that prohibit discrimination in housing. In addition, HUD has posted a series of 12 fair housing videos in American Sign Language with English captioning on its webcast archive page.
For a letter of approval of an affirmative fair housing marketing plan, to submit to the Department of Public Works, contact Kelly Matthews at (760) 842-6226.
A copy of the Accessibility Notice and Accessibility Checklist for non-discrimination and accessibility in Federally funded housing and non-housing programs for persons with disabilities may also be downloaded from HUD.
North County Lifeline
200 Michigan Avenue
Vista CA 92084
(760) 842-6226, or (866) 954-3354
Serving the San Diego Urban County west of I-15 from the
Orange County/Riverside County border south to Solana Beach and Del Mar
The Center for Social Advocacy
131 Avocado Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 444-5700, or (800) 954-0441
Serving Poway and the San Diego Urban County east of I-15
from the Riverside County border south to 94, but including Lemon Grove
South Bay Community Services
430 F Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 420-3620 ext. 140, or (800) 640-2933, ext. 140
Serving the San Diego Urban County Bay area including Coronado
and Imperial Beach, and south of the 94 freeway
excluding Lemon Grove