Housing Equality Law Project (HELP) is a nonprofit fair housing agency with a mission to eliminate discrimination in housing by education and outreach, counseling, conciliation, investigation, enforcement and furthering fair housing protections. HELP is headquartered in San Francisco and serves the entire State of California, with a special emphasis in serving areas deemed "unserved or underserved". HELP works very closely with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), along with doing public policy work.
HELP believes that most people generally want to do the right thing but lack the proper information related to fair housing laws. By educating both housing providers and seekers HELP's activities ensure both parties have the required knowledge and tools to fulfill their mutual obligations under the law. HELP concentrates on education and outreach, and reserves litigation for limited cases such as repeat offenders or those with egregious violations.