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Exciting News! Starting January 10, 2024, nonprofit tenant and landlord counseling services provider, ECHO Housing, will be hosting biweekly satellite office hours every other Wednesday from 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM at the Community Development Department (CDD) in Pacific Grove. For more info, contact housing@cityofpacificgrove.org

A partir del 10 de enero de 2024, el proveedor sin fines de lucro de servicios de asesoramiento para inquilinos y propietarios, ECHO Housing, ofrecerá horarios de oficina satélite quincenales cada dos miércoles de 1:00 PM a 4:30 PM en el Departamento de Desarrollo Comunitario (CDD) en la cuidad de Pacific Grove. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con housing@cityofpacificgrove.org.




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ECHO Housing conducts trainings and workshops to inform the public, particularly tenants and property owners about the Federal and State Fair Housing laws, Landlord/Tenant laws, the County's Eviction Moratorium, and the Tenant Protections Act of 2019.  ECHO Housing's webinars provide information regarding the halt on evictions and foreclosures put in place by the County and additional State and Federal protections. Click Here to Register for Upcoming Webinars & Events

Local contacts for ECHO Housing referrals or questions:
Christina Soto
831-566-0824
christina@echofairhousing.org
Eliza Costa
831-566-0824

eliza@echofairhousing.org






Each year the Housing Division of the City of Pacific Grove provides public education to draw attention to housing discrimination and the City’s commitment to protecting the fair housing rights of its citizens. We ask our community colleagues, realtors, lenders and property managers to proudly display their support of Fair Housing Laws.

Everyone can learn something new about how Housing discrimination affects real people.  A Matter of Place video story depicts three different stories of housing discrimination. Warning there is some brief offensive language. 

According to the Census Bureau’s American Survey estimates, a little more than half of occupied housing units in the City of Pacific Grove are renter occupied. It is estimated that more than 35 % of renters pay more than 30 % their household income to rent. The Housing Division receives most housing discrimination complaints from renters. A goal of the City's Housing program is to raise awareness on housing discrimination and educate individuals and the community on the importance of fair housing and equal opportunities for all. 

To learn more about Fair Housing, visit the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)'s website: https://www.hud.gov/fairhousing.

Para obtener más información sobre Vivienda Justa, visite el sitio web del Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano (HUD): https://www.hud.gov/fairhousing.





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To Report housing discrimination to HUD, call 1-800-669-9777 or TTY 1-800-927-9275 or file a complaint online.

Para reportar discriminación en la vivienda a HUD, llame al 1-800-669-9777 o TTY 1-800-927-9275 o presente una queja en línea.



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To Report housing discrimination to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH),  call 800-884-1684 or TTY 800-700-2320 or file a complaint online.

Para reportar discriminación en la vivienda al Departamento de Vivienda y Empleo Justo de California (DFEH), llame al 800-884-1684 o TTY 800-700-2320 o presente una queja en línea.


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  • Free Counseling for Tenants and Landlords
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  • ECHO Housing - Fair Housing is Equal Housing
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  • The Case for Fair Housing Report
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  • Families with Children are protected by Fair Housing Laws
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  • How housing discrimination can affect you
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  • Report on Fair Housing Complaints - California Department of Fair Housing & Employment
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  • Are you a victim of housing discrimination?
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  • Don't be a victim of mortgage loan fraud
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  • Fair Lending Practices
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  • Equal Housing Opportunities for All
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  • Fair Housing Coloring Book
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The Housing Division of the City of Pacific Grove is dedicated to fostering an inclusive, sustainable, and thriving community by administering programs that enhance, preserve, and expand access to safe, affordable housing for all residents, free of discrimination and undue barriers.
 

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