English Library: Tenant Rights

All Consumer Action publications are available online, with most also available as a PDF download. Government agencies, nonprofits and other community-based organizations who wish to distribute our publications for educational purposes can use the PDF file to instantly produce a professional-looking brochure using an office printer.

Fair housing rights for those affected by the pandemic

Library: English | Fair housing rights for those affected by the pandemic: Coping with COVID-19

The federal Fair Housing Act protects rental housing applicants, tenants, homeowners and prospective homebuyers from various forms of discrimination. This publication explains how these same rights may protect you from discrimination related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the steps to take if you do experience discrimination.

Category: Consumer Rights COVID-19 Pandemic Discrimination Housing Discrimination Tenant Rights on Jun 02, 2020

 
Resources for consumers impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak

Library: English | Resources for consumers impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak

Our staff is keeping this resource guide up to date with information about COVID-19 resources, including the federal CARES Act relief package. Bookmark this page and check back regularly.

In light of the recent coronavirus outbreak, public and private resources are becoming available to help deal with lost wages, illness and school closures.

We will continue to update this list as we learn more.

Category: Banking COVID-19 Pandemic Fraud/Scams Insurance Medical/Healthcare Mortgages Student Loans Taxes Telecom Tenant Rights on Mar 18, 2020

 
Know the Signs of Housing Discrimination

Library: English | Know the Signs of Housing Discrimination

The denial of housing opportunities because of race, color, religion, sex, nationality, familial status or disability is housing discrimination, and it’s illegal. You can recognize if you are a victim of housing discrimination—and protect your rights—if you know what actions by landlords, sellers, lenders and others are against the law.

Category: Housing Buying a Home Discrimination Mortgages Tenant Rights on Jan 12, 2012

 
Filing a Housing Discrimination Complaint

Library: English | Filing a Housing Discrimination Complaint

Fair housing laws protect renters and buyers from discrimination. If you believe you were a victim of housing discrimination, you have the right to file a housing discrimination complaint with HUD. Understanding the complaint and resolution process will help you weigh your options and take action.

Category: Housing Discrimination Home Financing Housing Insurance Mortgages Tenant Rights on Jan 12, 2012

 
Recognizing & Fighting Housing Discrimination -  PowerPoint Slides

Library: English | Recognizing & Fighting Housing Discrimination -  PowerPoint Slides

This 23-slide presentation, available for download in the “Download File” section of this page, is designed to be used in conjunction with the “Recognizing & Fighting Housing Discrimination Lesson Plan and Class Activities.”

Category: Housing Buying a Home Discrimination Mortgages Tenant Rights on Jan 12, 2012

 
Recognizing & Fighting Housing Discrimination - Lesson Plan and Class Activities

Library: English | Recognizing & Fighting Housing Discrimination - Lesson Plan and Class Activities

This 24-page packet, available only as a PDF download, contains a detailed curriculum for teaching consumers what their fair housing rights are and how to file a housing discrimination complaint. It is designed to be used in conjunction with the “Recognizing & Fighting Housing Discrimination PowerPoint Slides.”

Category: Housing Buying a Home Discrimination Mortgages Tenant Rights on Jan 12, 2012

 
What to know if you rent

Library: English | What to know if you rent: - A guide to landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities

This publication provides a general overview of what tenants need to know when renting or leasing an apartment or a home.

Category: Housing Tenant Rights on Oct 23, 2009

 
 

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