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Fair Housing

Fair Housing and Foreclosure Prevention in Rural California

CRLA operates a state-wide Fair Housing and Foreclosure Prevention Program under the guidance of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that assists victims of housing discrimination.

Our work helps to ensure that our communities are doing all they can to affirmatively further fair housing.

CRLA became a HUD-approved agency in 2001and has worked on fair housing cases across the state with a focus on the needs of farmworker communities, those living in unincorporated areas, and other underserved areas of California that have been subject to segregation and historic patterns of discriminatory housing and lending practices.

With respect to foreclosure prevention, CRLA:

  • provides education to first-time home buyers and existing homeowners.
  • helps low-income rural Californians save their homes from foreclosure.
  • investigates allegations of discriminatory or predatory lending and foreclosure practices.
  • works collaboratively with District Attorneys’ Offices to prosecute scammers targeting CRLA’s clients and client communities.

Our Fair Housing advocacy often has a lasting and multi-generational impact in the lives of CRLA’s clients. 

CRLA's Fair Housing and Foreclosure Prevention program staff have saved more than 700 homes from foreclosure since the program's inception.

Through the delivery of housing education, community outreach, and legal representation, they have reached over 6,000 clients to ensure that housing practices in rural California are fair, accessible, and affordable.

Fair Housing

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