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Guide to the Fair Housing Council of Orange County Records MS.R.165
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Historical Background
  • Bibliography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summmary
  • Arrangement
  • Related Collections

  • Title: Fair Housing Council of Orange County records
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.R.165
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.4 Linear feet (4 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1970-1986
    Language of Collection Materials: Collection materials are in English.
    Abstract: This collection consists of materials related to the Fair Housing Council of Orange County (FHCOC), a private non-profit organization formed in 1965 in the wake of the civil rights movement that resulted in the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Council incorporated in 1968, the same year that Congress extended civil rights protections to cover housing with the adoption of the Fair Housing Act. The collection includes court documents including actions brought by the FHCOC against the City of Irvine and The Irvine Company to compel implementation of the of the Fair Housing Act of 1968; City of Irvine planning documents reflecting settlement steps taken to implement court ordered actions; and FHCOC newsletters and economic reports.
    Creator: Fair Housing Council of Orange County. (California)

    Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Fair Housing Council of Orange County Records. MS-R165. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
    For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Acquisition Information

    Transferred from the UCI Libraries Orange County Collection, Non-Government documents in May 2012.

    Processing History

    Processed by Chris S. Ervin, 2012 October.

    Historical Background

    The Fair Housing Council of Orange County (FHCOC) is a private non-profit organization formed in 1965 in the wake of the civil rights movement that resulted in the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Council incorporated in 1968, the same year that Congress extended civil rights protections to cover housing with the adoption of the Fair Housing Act. The Fair Housing Council of Orange County is governed by a volunteer board of directors and an operating member of the National Fair Housing Alliance. Through comprehensive community education, individual counseling, mediation, and low-cost advocacy, the FHCOC works to eliminate housing discrimination and guarantee the rights of all people to freely choose the housing for which they qualify in the area they desire. The agency works to fulfill a mission of protecting the quality of life in Orange County by ensuring equal access to housing opportunities, fostering diversity and preserving dignity and human rights. Contracting to serve all of Orange County's local governments for provision of fair housing services for their residents, the Fair Housing Council handles more than 250 cases of alleged housing discrimination in the county each year.

    Bibliography

    Further information about the Fair Housing Council of Orange County is available
    online at fairhousingoc.org 

    Collection Scope and Content Summmary

    This collection contains documents related to fair housing regulations, litigation, settlements, and activism in Orange County, California, with an emphasis on influencing decisions made by the City of Irvine during the 1970s and 1980s. The materials include legal actions brought by the Fair Housing Council of Orange County against the City of Irvine and The Irvine Company, litigation settlements that compelled implementation of the Fair Housing Act, housing-related regulatory documents published by the County of Orange and City of Irvine, analysis and planning reports generated for the Fair Housing Council of Orange County and Irvine City Council, and newsletters published by the Fair Housing Council of Orange County for public consumption.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged in 2 series:
    • Series 1. Legal documents
    • Series 2. Publications

    Related Collections

    Related material can be found in the following collections:
    Leonard C. Moffitt Files on the Planning of Orange County and University of California, Irvine (Collection MS-R116). Department of Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine. http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt4x0nf20k/
    League of Women Voters of Orange County Records (Collection MS-R088). Department of Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine. http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt567nc4jn/

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Fair Housing Council of Orange County. (California)
    Activists -- California -- Orange County.
    City planning -- California -- Irvine -- Archives.
    Civil rights
    Discrimination in housing
    Housing authorities
    Land use -- Law and legislation -- California -- Orange County
    Legal documents -- California -- Orange County -- 20th century
    Newsletters -- California -- Orange County -- 20th century.
    Nonprofit organizations -- United States
    Real estate development -- California - -Orange County -- History -- Sources