As the State of California and our communities mobilize to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), most of the staff at the Department of Fair Employment and Housing are working remotely. Please note that our Bakersfield, Elk Grove, Fremont, Fresno, and Los Angeles office sites are closed due to Governor health orders.

For more information from the State of California on additional resources for employers and workers, please visit Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Resources for Employers and Workers

California’s Civil Rights Agency

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing is the state agency charged with enforcing California’s civil rights laws. The mission of the DFEH is to protect the people of California from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations and from hate violence and human trafficking.

DFEH News and Alerts

    March 13, 2020 - DFEH releases updated required materials in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. View materials

  • February 26, 2020 - DFEH Settles Sexual Harassment Case Against Gilroy Landlord. English (PDF) Spanish (PDF)

  • February 14, 2020 - DFEH releases Source of Income Fact Sheet for tenants. Fact sheet (PDF)

Get the latest information about the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) from our DFEH News page.

Public Notices and Events

    The March 25th California Fair Housing Regulations Webinar titled §12162. Specific Practices Related to Land Use has been postponed.

  • April 8 – April 22, 2020 – Webinar Series: California Fair Housing Regulations. Webinar Information


Comunication Center: 800-884-1684 (voice), 800-700-2320 (TTY) or
California's Relay Service at 711 | contact.center@dfeh.ca.gov