Residents of the City of Fresno are protected from discrimination in the housing market by the federal Fair Housing Act and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act: The federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, and familial status. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act provides for each of the federal protections and further prohibits discrimination based on gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, source of income, or genetic information.
City of Fresno Fair Housing Report and Efforts
As a requirement of receiving funds under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA), and the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs, the City of Fresno must submit certification of affirmatively furthering fair housing to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The certification has three elements:
- Completing an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI),
- Take actions to overcome the effects of any impediments identified, and
- Maintain records reflecting the actions taken in response to the analysis.
The purpose of the AI is to determine impediments to fair housing choice at work within our City and to suggest actions that the local community can consider in order to overcome the identified impediments. The identified impediments, proposed actions and measurable objectives may be reviewed in the AI at:
Actions taken to overcome the effects of the impediments identified in the AI and documentation of annual progress toward achieving measurable objectives may be found in the City’s Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) to HUD at: