Our Mission

The Housing Rights Center (HRC) is the nation's largest non-profit civil rights organization dedicated to securing and promoting Fair Housing. HRC was founded in 1968, the same year that Congress passed the Fair Housing Act (FHA). Our mission is to actively support and promote freedom of residence through education, advocacy, and litigation, to the end that all persons have the opportunity to secure the housing they desire and can afford, without regard to their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, familial status, marital status, disability, ancestry, age, source of income or other characteristics protected by law.

Our free services include: landlord tenant counseling, outreach and education, and discrimination investigation

Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, M-F

Email: info@housingrightscenter.org

Phone: 1-800-477-5977

TTY:  1-213-201-0867     

FAX: 1-213-381-8555

Our Service Area:

​HRC serves all of Los Angeles County, including the City of Los Angeles, as well as Ventura County.

LA County includes cities and areas like:


Agoura Hills, Alhambra, Altadena, Arcadia, Artesia, Avalon, Azusa, Baldwin Hills, Baldwin Park, Bell, Bell Gardens, Beverly Hills, Bradbury, Burbank, Calabasas, Carson, Castaic, Cerritos, Claremont, Commerce, Covina, Cudahy, Culver City, Diamond Bar, Duarte, East Los Angeles, El Monte, El Segundo, Glendale, Glendora, Hawaiian Gardens, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Irwindale, La Cañada-Flintridge, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, La Puente, La Verne, Lawndale, Lennox, Lomita, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Marina del Rey, Maywood, Monrovia, Montebello, Monterey Park, Pasadena, Pico Rivera, Pomona, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Rosemead, San Dimas, San Fernando, San Gabriel, San Marino, Santa Fe Springs, Sierra Madre, Signal Hill, South El Monte, South Pasadena, Stevenson Ranch, Temple City, Torrance, Walnut, West Covina, West Hollywood, Westlake Village, Whittier, and other Unincorporated Los Angeles County.

San Gabriel Valley: Alhambra, Altadena, Arcadia, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bradbury, Covina, Duarte, East LA, El Monte, Glendale, Glendora, Irwindale, Monrovia, Montebello, Monterey Park, Pasadena, Pico Rivera, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Marino, Sierra Madre, South El Monte, South Pasadena, Temple City, West Covina, Whittier

City of Los Angeles (Click to see all service areas)

Ventura County includes the cities of: 

Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Santa Paula, San Buenaventura, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, and Unincorporated Ventura County 

Board of Directors


Board Officers

Aaron M. May, President

Halpern May Ybarra Gelberg LLP 

Alexander Robinson, Vice President

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Robert K. Johnson, Treasurer

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP


Dennis Perez, Secretary

Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez, P.C.

Board Members

Sofia Aguilar


Aaron Bloom

TroyGould PC

Audrey M. Harris

Yoga Instructor


Robert Kitson
Myers Law Group​

Grant Michaelson

ABC Entertainment

Alisa Schlesinger

Writer’s Guild of America, West

Kenneth Trujillo-Jamison

Willenken LLP

Advisory Board

Marjie Mautner, Founding Member




Chancela Al-Mansour, Executive Director

Javier Beltran, Deputy Director


Danny A. Batalla, Accountant

Laurel Steven, Office Manager


Ken M. Kaplan, Programs Manager

Marlene Sanchez, LA County Rental Assistance Programs Manager 



Scott Chang, Director of Litigation​

Vickie Scarborough-Willis, Legal Assistant

Andreina Kniss, Paralegal

Media, Outreach and Education

Elana Eden, Director

​Susan Lin, Senior Outreach Coordinator
Iqra Farooq, Outreach Coordinator

Ricardo Barajas, Outreach Coordinator

Clara Ortiz, Outreach Coordinator 

Crystal Letona, Outreach Coordinator

Housing Counseling
William Izmiryan, Director

Zero R. Prefect, Senior Housing Counselor​

Gloria Bertoldo, Senior Housing Counselor

Victoria Arzate, Housing Counselor​

Mahala Baker, Housing Counselor​
Leonor Ortega, Housing Counselor
​Alejandra Sandoval, Housing Counselor

Mariapaz Boddien, Housing Counselor

Stephanie Sanchez, Housing Counselor 


Leona Rollins, Director​

Carolina Berrios, Case Analyst​

Lilian Calderon, Senior Case Analyst​

Srinitha Dasari, Case Analyst
Artemus Parker, Case Analyst​

Bradley Thomas, Case Analyst​

Aaron Vargas-Portillo, Case Analyst

Fair Housing Initiative Program (FHIP) 

Ken Ward, Project Director
Monica Maldonado, Test Coordinator