California is one of a majority of states that has its own fair housing law.
If you're renting or looking for an apartment in California, you're covered by the Fair Housing Act (FHA), a federal law, which protects tenants and prospective tenants alike from illegal housing discrimination based on the following protected classes:
In addition to these protected classes, California offers legal protection based on:
- sexual orientation
- marital status
- soure of income
- arbitrary discrimination.