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Civil Rights Department (CRD) Secures $40,000 Settlement in Disability Rights Housing Case

A San Diego County based property management company will adopt new policy to promote fair access to housing. The settlement comes after the company failed to support a disabled tenant’s request to make reasonable modifications to make the unit more accessible.  

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CRD Sues Care Facility Over Failure to Report Employee Pay Data

CRD is taking legal action against Cambrian Homecare, Inc. which despite repeated warnings, allegedly failed to file pay data reports required by law. The law is aimed at combatting gender and racial wage gaps in California. 

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Miss Universe Organization Commits to Non-Discrimination, Relief for Mother Barred from Pageant After Mediation

As a result of a new settlement, the Miss Universe Organization — and its affiliates, including Miss USA and Miss California — will stop disqualifying potential contestants from participating in pageants because of pregnancy, childbirth, or parenthood. 

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Fair Housing for Property Managers Webinar Series

Fair Housing for Property Managers Webinar Series Part One

We had an amazing first session of our fair housing for property managers webinar series with the Department of Real Estate. More than 500 people joined us to learn about fair housing protections, including reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. If you couldn't make it, we've got you covered. Click the video above to watch part one.

Register for Part Two

Dive deeper into fair housing topics like:

  • Source of income discrimination

  • Reasonable modifications

  • Protections for people with criminal histories

Thursday, July 27


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Annual Kern County ADA Conference

Join us in celebrating the 33rd anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Fair Housing for Property Managers Webinar Series: Part Two

Part two of the series will focus on fair housing topics including source of income discrimination and more.

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CRD Celebrates Disability Pride Month

July is Disability Pride Month! Disability Pride started as a day of celebration in 1990 — when the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law.  

1 in 4 people have a disability, but many don’t know the laws that protect their right to fair housing, employment, accessing businesses, and more. 

Check out our Disability Pride Month resources and how we can help if you face discrimination.

Resources for Disability Pride Month

Disability Discrimination Fact Sheet

Public Access Discrimination Fact Sheet

Employment Discrimination

Source of Income Discrimination

Emotional Support Animals & Fair Housing Law

More CRD Resources


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Job Spotlight

Bilingual Outreach and Education Lead Supervisor

Are you our next Bilingual Outreach and Education Lead Supervisor? We're looking for someone passionate about civil rights issues to lead CRD’s in-person outreach and education efforts.


Apply now if you thrive on connecting and engaging with people from diverse communities. The position requires bilingual Spanish/English fluency (the ability to communicate comfortably and accurately), and travel throughout the state. 

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Benefits of Working for CRD

Flexible Work Options (Remote, Hybrid)

Career Development

Student Loan Forgiveness

Retirement Plan (Pension)

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