The City Attorney of The City of Palmdale and The Housing Rights Center are charged with providing and protecting fair housing in the City of Palmdale. They have joined to create this website, Palmdale Fair Housing, to explain your rights and responsibilities as tenants, homeowners, landlords and building owners. Explore this site for information, news and community initiatives that support fair housing for all our residents.
What Housing is Covered Under Fair Housing Law?
The Fair Housing Law protects residents and applicants of most types of housing in the City of Palmdale against discrimination. You are covered under the Law if you reside in:
- Mobile Home Parks;
- Privately owned housing;
- Cooperatives and condominiums;
- Residential hotels (transient hotels are considered places of public accommodation);
- Two-family owner-occupied housing, if the owner makes the rental apartment available to the public through advertising or public notice;
- Rental housing (apartments or single family homes).
The Law exempts rooms in an owner-occupied dwelling, such as in a person’s apartment or rooming house. It also permits housing limited to the elderly or disabled under certain government restrictions, as well as gender-specific dormitory-type residences.
Housing Discrimination is Illegal
Housing is at the center of our lives. It helps stabilize our families and connect us to our schools, work, neighborhoods, and friends. The City of Palmdale’s fair housing laws reflect its commitment to equal opportunity and fair treatment when looking for a home or residing in any of our diverse neighborhoods.