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About Us

Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board (IFHMB) is a non-profit, public benefit corporation that has served San Bernardino County and parts of Riverside and Imperial Counties in Southern California since 1980. Funded by numerous grants and awards, IFHMB serves as an intermediary to assist individuals in resolving issues related to housing discrimination, homeownership sustainability, rental complaints, and disputes in court through the provision of resource recommendations, education, and mediation.

Located in the City of Ontario with satellite offices in San Bernardino, Victorville, Barstow, Indio, and El Centro, California, IFHMB assists thousands of individuals each year through its numerous programs at no charge to the consumer.

Our Mission

IFHMB is a values-based, dynamic organization expanding its reach by facilitating and promoting the general well-being of people through research, education, advocacy, counseling and housing.

Grants and Awards

• Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
• Fair Housing Initiative Program (FHIP), Private Enforcement Initiatives (PEI)
• Fair Housing Initiative Program (FHIP), Fair Housing Organization Initiative (FHOI)
• National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC)
• Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC)
• Keep Your Home California (KYHC)
• Consumer Assistance Grant, funded by the Office of the California Attorney General
• Alternative Dispute Resolution, funded by the San Bernardino Superior County Court
• Senior Services Grant, funded by the city of Ontario

Our History

Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board, established in 1980 under the name Inland Mediation Board, was initially formed to help individuals avoid costly court actions and reduce court caseloads by settling landlord/tenant issues through mediation. The agency was organized under the direction of a governing Board of Directors, an executive director, and a pool of Dispute Resolution Programs Act (DRPA) certified mediators.

By 1983, the agency began a collaborative relationship with the California State Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) to focus on mediation in housing discrimination cases. This relationship further expanded when the agency began to concentrate on housing discrimination concerns and enforcement activities.

On January 5, 1987 Inland Mediation Board filed for articles of incorporation as a non-profit, public benefit corporation. In 1991, the organization began a pilot Alternative Dispute Resolution Program through the County of San Bernardino Superior Courts. This program was expanded in 1993 to encompass unlawful detainer cases, and, in 1994, to include small claims actions.

In 1993, IFHMB was granted awards through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Federal Housing Administration to offer a comprehensive Housing Counseling Program to the public. Since that time, IFHMB has been recognized as a HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agency, offering first-time homebuyer education, reverse mortgage counseling, default and foreclosure counseling, and homeless assistance in San Bernardino, Riverside, and Imperial Counties.

On May 19, 1998, Inland Mediation Board began doing business as Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board as the organization moved further into housing related mediation (fair housing) services. The organization experienced significant growth in the last decade and expanded its programs and services to meet the growing needs of the Southern California community. Today, IFHMB is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, services over 40,000 residents each year, and maintains a staff of over 30 highly trained mediators, counselors, attorneys, and staff members.

Email IFHMB at info@ifhmb.com or call us toll free, at (800) 321-0911.