Our mission is to foster diversity in housing through
education and enforcement of state and federal Fair Housing
in 1965, the Fair Housing Council of Orange County (FHCOC)
is a private non-profit corporation governed by a volunteer board
of directors and an operating member of the National Fair Housing
Alliance. Through comprehensive community education, individual
counseling, mediation, and low-cost advocacy, the FHCOC works
to eliminate housing discrimination and guarantee the rights
of all people to freely chose the housing for which they qualify
in the area they desire.
the Fair Housing Council resolves about 80% of the disputes
that come before the agency, saving Orange County taxpayers
large sums in court time each year, along with helping thousands
of individuals keep or gain access to a safe, decent and sanitary
home. FHCOC’s evidence of fair housing violations has been successfully
used by the U.S. Department of Justice, the
U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, the California
Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and private
attorneys in federal and state administrative and court proceedings.
In addition, under leadership of the current management, the
Fair Housing Council has prevailed in all fair housing cases
in which the organization was a named party.
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