Fair Housing and Renters Helpline
SHRA promotes and supports fair housing and partners with a variety of organizations in this effort which are listed below. They can be contacted directly for assistance and questions.
The Renters Helpline provides telephone counseling and mediation services for Sacramento County residents in a housing crisis or dispute. The program counselors deal directly with concerns regarding landlord-tenant disputes and help refer fair housing issues to the appropriate agency.
To contact the Renter’s Helpline, use one of the methods below:
Phone: 916-389-7877 or 1-800-500-4931
TTY: 7-1-1 and ask to be connected to the Renters Helpline.
Renter’s Helpline website link: Renters Helpline.
Federal Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO)
Federal Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO), a division of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, administers and enforces federal laws and establishes policies that make sure all Americans have equal access to the housing of their choice.
To obtain assistance, contact FHEO using one of the methods below:
Phone: 800 – 669-9777
TTY: 800 – 927-9275
Website link: Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO)
State of California Department of Employment and Fair Housing
State of California Department of Employment and Fair Housing (DFEH) is an agency charged with enforcing California’s civil rights laws. The mission of DFEH is to protect the people of California from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations and from hate violence.
To obtain assistance contact DFEH using one of the methods below:
Phone: 800 – 884-1684
TTY: 800 – 700-2320
Website link: California Department of Employment and Fair Housing (DFEH)
Email: for general questions firstname.lastname@example.org and they will respond within two business days.
Email/phone for disability accommodations: email@example.com or call 844-541-2877.