The Fair Housing Council of the San Fernando Valley (FHCSFV) is a private, non-profit, civil rights advocacy organization founded in 1958, whose mission is to eliminate housing discrimination. The FHCSFV is designated by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization and is governed by a volunteer board of directors. The FHCSFV is supported by donations from its members and others and also receives financial support from The City of Burbank, The City and County of Los Angeles, through their Community Development Block Grant funds.
The Fair Housing Council of the San Fernando Valley seeks to eradicate housing discrimination against all persons because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, disability, marital status, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, source of income, and arbitrary discrimination, and to take all appropriate actions in furtherance of ensuring equal housing opportunities for all. In reaching this goal, the Fair Housing Council of the San Fernando Valley engages in activities designed to encourage fair housing practices through educational efforts in the community, assists persons who believe they have been discriminated against and to counteract and eliminate any discriminatory housing practices. FHC/SFV believes the most effective and efficient way to combat discrimination is through education.