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Civil Rights Resources

State and Federal Discrimination Enforcement Agencies

California Civil Rights Department: The California Civil Rights Department, formerly the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), is the state agency charged with enforcing California’s civil rights laws. The mission of Cal Civil Rights is to protect the people of California from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing, businesses, and state-funded programs, and from bias-motivated violence and human trafficking. Learn more here.

United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. Click here to find contact information for the Los Angeles EEOC Office.

United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division: The Federal DOJ Civil Rights Division enforces federal laws that protect you from discrimination based on your race, color, national origin, disability status, sex, religion, familial status, or loss of other constitutional rights. Learn more here. 

United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights: The Office for Civil Rights enforces several Federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination in programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance from the Department of Education. It is the mission of the Office for Civil Rights to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights. Learn more here.

United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights: The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights enforces laws against discrimination based on race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, and religion by certain health care and human services providers and health insurance plans. Learn more here.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): The ADA prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life including jobs, schools, transportation and all public and private places open to the general public. Click here to find local support from the City of Los Angeles Department on Disability. Click here to Service Animals FAQ.

State of California Office of the Attorney General


California Department of Fair Employment and Housing

Downtown Women's Center

Los Angeles Housing Department

LA Housing File a Complaint

LA Housing Services for Low-Income Seniors and People with Disabilities

Housing Authority City of Los Angeles

Housing Rights Center

Housing Rights for People with Disabilities

Housing Rights Center of Los Angeles

Housing and Urban Development Commission

HRC What is Fair Housing Brochure

HRC Familial Status Discrimination Brochure

HRC Sexual Orientation Discrimination Brochure

HUD Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Complaint Portal

LA County Development Authority and Fair Housing Rights

Los Angeles LGBT Center - Social Services and Housing

LA LGBT Senior Housing - Triangle Square

Project Roomkey

Stay Housed LA (County and City of Los Angeles)

U.S. Dept. of HUD Homelessness Resources

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Legal Resources

ACLU of Southern California: (213) 977-5253

American Bar Association: (800) 285-2221

Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Bet Tzedek Justice for All

City Attorney Mediation & Dispute Resolution

Homeless Criminal Record Clearing Program

Immigration Advocates Network

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles 

LA LGBT Legal Services

LA LGBT Legal Clinic

Los Angeles County Bar Lawyer Referral Service

Los Angeles County Public Defender Immigrant Unit

Los Angeles County Office of Inspector General

City of Los Angeles Office of the Inspector General

City of Los Angeles Department of Aging

Los Angeles City Attorney LA Represents 

Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic

Inner City Law Center

Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs

The State Bar of California

Workforce Development Aging & Community Service



U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Education Civil Rights


California Department of Fair Employment and Housing

City of Los Angeles Personnel MyVoiceLA 

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Los Angeles Office

State of California Employment Development Department 

City of Los Angeles Bureau of Street Services Vending Program

Los Angeles Black Work Center

Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE)


County of Los Angeles Community Development Commission

LA LGBT Transgender Economic Empowerment Project


County of Los Angeles Public Health

U.S. Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights

U.S. Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights-Pacific Region

Free & Low Cost Health Clinics Throughout Los Angeles

Other Social Services and Resources

AAPI Equity Alliance

California Department of Social Services

CalFresh Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

City of Los Angeles Domestic Violence Resources

Disability Rights California

LGBT National Hotline

Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services

Los Angeles County Homeless Outreach Portal

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (24 Hours)

Los Angeles County Office of Immigrant Affairs

Los Angeles LGBT Center

Public Counsel

Stop AAPI Hate

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Homelessness Resources Meals on Wheels West Los Angeles

National Association of Social Workers

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: (800) 273-8255

National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233

Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)