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February 7, 2012 > State housing office to open office in Fremont

State housing office to open office in Fremont

Submitted By Andrew LaMar

Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-San Leandro) announced that the state Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) will locate its consolidated Bay Area regional office in Fremont, the heart of the 10th Senate District.

The department will combine employees from its two current regional offices in San Jose and Oakland into one location in Fremont to reduce costs, preserve jobs and maximize effectiveness and efficiency, it announced. The transfer, involving 44 employees, will take place on March 1.

"DFEH's relocation to Fremont is good for the community, and good for the state," Corbett said. "I am glad the department is looking for smart and creative ways to improve its efficiency and better serve taxpayers."

The new location will be in an accessible office building in a business park near transit, a short walk from the Fremont BART station. It is centrally located between the current offices.

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing is charged with protecting Californians from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations and from hate violence. With the consolidation, DFEH will have regional offices in Fremont, Elk Grove and Los Angeles and district offices in Fresno and Bakersfield.

For more information, visit Senator Corbett's web site at http://www.sen.ca.gov/corbett

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