Both federal and state of California law protects the following classes of people from discrimination in housing (a “class” is a group of people who have common characteristics or attributes such as skin color, gender, etc.).

Disabled people have significant protections when they rent living space. First, when you are seeking a rental, landlords are not allowed to ask whether you have a disability or illness, or ask to see your medical records. After moving in, your landlord may have to provide you with accommodations, at the landlord’s expense, and your landlord may have to allow you to make reasonable modifications to your living unit at your own expense.  This link will give you more information about Disability Discrimination as it relates to rental housing.  For more information you can contact Sonoma County Fair Housing, 707-765-8488.