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2015-2016 Draft CAPER

2015-16 CAPER Draft

2015-2023 Housing Element Public Review Draft

2015-2023 Housing Element Public Review Draft

2014-2015 Revised CDBG Action Plan

2014-2015 Revised CDBG Action Plan

2015-2016 Proposed CDBG Action Plan

2015-2016 Proposed CDBG Action Plan 

2020 Five Year Consolidated Plan Public Review Draft

Tulare Five-Year Consolidated Plan - Draft for Public Review

2020 Consolidated Plan Workshops

City of Tulare 2020 Consolidated Plan Fair Housing Workshop
City of Tulare 2020 Consolidated Plan Community Workshop Flyer 

Citizens' Participation Plan

Tulare Citizens Participation Plan

City of Tulare Homeless Resources

 City of Tulare Homeless Resources

Supportive Housing

Family Services of Tulare County
http://www.fstc.net/

First Time Homebuyers Program

For information on the City of Tulare First Time Homebuyers Program Call:
Self-Help Enterprises
559-651-1000

http://www.selfhelpenterprises.org/

Community Development Block Grant Funding

For more information on the City's CDBG Program Call:  (559) 684-4214

Fair Housing Act

Title 8 of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, together with the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, is called the federal Fair Housing Act. 

Under the Fair Housing Act, it is illegal to discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, the number and presence of children, age, or physical handicap. Examples of discrimination are:  falsely denying that housing is available, discriminatory advertising, refusal to rent or sell, and discrimination in the terms of a lease or rental agreement.

No person has the right to prevent another from renting or buying because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.  Anybody who does is discrimination, which is against the law.  This applies to the sale or rental, the advertising for sale or rental, and the financing of housing or residential lots.  In addition, no real estate broker can refuse to assist you for the above reasons.

Any person who feels that they are being discriminated against should file a complaint with the State Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) at www.dfeh.ca.gov   or by calling 1-800-884-1684, or by e-mailing contact.center@dfeh.ca.gov    DFEH responds to e-mails within 2 business days.

For persons with hearing impairment, call 1-800-884-1684 or TTY 1-800-700-2320.

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing has two regional offices:

Fresno:  1277 E. Alluvial Ave., Ste. 215, Fresno, CA  93720

Bakersfield:  4800 Stockdale Highway, Ste. 215, Bakersfield, CA  93309

California Fair Employment and Housing Act

In addition to the federal Fair Housing Act, California has its own Fair Employment and Housing Act which provides additional protections from discrimination in housing and employment.  A large number of topics are available at:    http://www.dfeh.ca.gov/Publications_FEHADescr.htm

 The California Department of Consumer Affairs

The California Department of Consumer Affairs maintains an on-line library of information related to landlord/tenant issues at:       www.dca.ca.gov/publications/landlordbook/index.shtml

The Department can be reached by telephone at:  1-800-952-5210

Fair Housing Council of Central California

Residents of the Central Valley who believe they have been subjected to illegal discrimination in the housing market may contact the Fair Housing Council at:

333 W. Shaw Ave., Suite 14

Fresno, CA  93704

Phone:  559-244-2950

FAX:  559-244-2956

Toll Free:  888-498-3247

E-mail:  http://www.fhc-cc.org/contact-us.html

 Central California Legal Services:

Central California Legal Services maintains an office in downtown Visalia at 208 W. Main St., Ste. U1, Visalia, CA  93291.    Their phone number is:  559-570-1200 or 800-675-8001 and their website is:

http://www.centralcallegal.org

 The Kings-Tulare Area Agency on Aging (KTAAA)

The Kings-Tulare Area Agency on Aging, www.ktaaa.org  assists with landlord/tenant issues related to the elderly.  Their telephone number is 1-800-321-2462.

The Housing Authority of Tulare County

The Housing Authority of Tulare County has two downloadable Fair Housing brochures available in English and Spanish on their website at   http://www.hatc.net/fair-housing.php

Titles are:

“Fair Housing, Equal Opportunity for All” 

 "Are You a Victim of Housing Discrimination?” 

 

 

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