​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Equal Opportunity Department (EOD)​​​​​​​​​​



Donald R. Logan, ​Director      

Our Mission

To create an inclusive and equitable environment where everyone is valued.  

Our Vision

To eliminate discrimination by fostering a spirit of caring, collaboration and commitment through fair and transparent services.   

 Source of Income

The Equal Opportu​nity Department will begin enforcing the recent amendment to Chapter 18 of the City Code on April 6, 2023.  The amendment is designed to address housing discrimination against persons who receive various kinds of sources of income including but not limited to: child support, spousal support, foster care subsidies, rental assistance, security deposit or down payment assistance, income derived from social security or disability insurance, veterans’ benefits, Housing Choice (Section 8) vouchers, and other forms of governmental assistance.

The City of Phoenix is aware of the ongoing housing crisis and the struggles with finding affordable housing.  Although this new ordinance provides the Equal Opportunity Department with additional authority to protect City residents who face discrimination because of their source of income, it is designed to address a limited aspect of the current housing crisis - the barrier of housing discrimination that has adversely impacted many in the community. 

If you believe you have been a victim of discrimination because of your source of income, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, familial status, gender expression or gender identity, please click on the “Housing Discrimination” button below to begin the complaint process.  If you have additional questions, please call us at (602) 262-7486 or email us at contact.eod@phoenix.gov. 

Discrimination ​Complaint Questionnaires

Small Employer Employment DiscriminationPublic Accommodations DiscriminationCity of Phoenix Employee DiscriminationHousing Discrimination

Formularios para presentar quejas​

Discriminación laboral - pequeños empleadoresDiscriminación en lugares públicosDiscriminación de vivienda

Statements of Commitment

​​Statement of Commitment to Customers

Declaración de compromiso al clie​nte​​​


Contact Us​

Investigation of Discrimination Complaints: 602-262-7486
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance: 602-262-7486
Small & Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Certification: 602-262-6790
City and Federal Goals Compliance: 602-495-0887
Staff Support for Commissions:  602-534-1279
EOD is located at 200 W. Washington St., 15th Fl., Phoenix, 85003 

Voice:  602-262-7716, Fax:  602-534-1124, TTY: Use 7-1-1,  Email 



Join the She Matters Equity Forum on May 21https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/2723Equal Opportunity4/24/2024 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2723/Newsroom_Women_Conference.jpgJoin the She Matters Equity Forum on May 21<div class="ExternalClassE8707327909D44C19827EAF11EA15449"><html> <p>​The Phoenix Women's Commission and YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix are proud to organize​ the She Matters Equity Forum. The event is designed to address issues of equity and promote wellness and empowerment for women in the workforce.​ ​<br></p><p>The free event is taking place at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, at South Mountain Community College. It will feature keynote speeches, panel discussions from industry experts, interactive workshops and networking opportunities, including remarks from City of Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego.</p> <p>Attendees will gain insight into the current state of pay equity and learn practical strategies for promoting wellness. <br></p> <p>Learn more and register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://ywcaaz.org/shematters/">She Matters Equity Forum ​</a><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><a target="_blank" href="/eodsite/Documents/She%20Matters%20Flyer.pdf"><img alt="Flier" src="/eodsite/MediaAssets/042424%20-%20Elevators%20and%20monitors.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:338px;height:441px;" /></a>​<br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNewsequal-opportunity
April is National Fair Housing Monthhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/2297Equal Opportunity4/1/2024 2:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2297/Newsroom_EOD_024.jpgApril is National Fair Housing Month<div class="ExternalClassACA9BF22BB164A0196CDBA242B206074"><html> <p>The Equal Opportunity Department, Housing Department, and the Southwest Fair Housing Council, are celebrating National Fair Housing Month.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p><p>The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, financing, and other housing-related transactions based on race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity or expression), national origin, disability, and familial status. <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p><p>The City of Phoenix also prohibits discrimination due to an applicant's source of income -- for example, Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, Social Security Disability Income, Veteran's Benefits, or other forms of government assistance.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p><p>For information on free Fair Housing workshops, visit <a href="/calendar" target="_blank">phoenix.gov/calendar</a>. To file a complaint, call the Equal Opportunity Department at 602-262-7486.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNewsequal-opportunity
New Free Fair Housing Workshops Announcedhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/2974Equal Opportunity4/1/2024 1:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2974/Newsroom_EOD_034.jpgNew Free Fair Housing Workshops Announced<div class="ExternalClass653C25B831EE43E8A753906C39DD752F"><html> <p>The City of Phoenix Equal Opportunity Department in conjunction with the Southwest Fair Housing Council presents its 2024 Fair Housing Workshops. Workshops are free and held remotely each month on Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Each person must register online :</p><ul dir="" class="" style=""><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/feburary-remote-free-fair-housing-101-3hr-certificate-class-tickets-788610734937?aff=oddtdtcreator" style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;">February 15</a></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/march-remote-free-fair-housing-101-3hr-certificate-class-tickets-790128113457%20%5beventbrite.com%255d" style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;">March 21</a></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/april-remote-free-fair-housing-101-3hr-certificate-class-tickets-790134412297" style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;">April 25</a><br></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/may-remote-free-fair-housing-101-3hr-certificate-class-tickets-790135495537" style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;">May 16</a></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/june-remote-free-fair-housing-101-3hr-certificate-class-tickets-790141493477" style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;">June 20</a></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/july-remote-free-fair-housing-101-3hr-certificate-class-tickets-790143830467" style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;">July 18</a></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/august-remote-free-fair-housing-101-3hr-certificate-class-tickets-790153098187%20%5beventbrite.com%255d" style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;">August 15</a><br></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/september-remote-free-fair-housing-101-3hr-certificate-class-tickets-790159096127%20%5beventbrite.com%255d" style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;">September 19</a></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/october-remote-free-fair-housing-101-3hr-certificate-class-tickets-790168163247%20%5beventbrite.com%255d" style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;">October 17</a></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/november-remote-free-fair-housing-101-3hr-certificate-class-tickets-790170460117%20%5beventbrite.com%255d" style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;">November 21</a></li><li><a target="_blank" href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/december-remote-free-fair-housing-101-3hr-certificate-class-tickets-790179677687%20%5beventbrite.com%255d" style="background-color:window;font-size:10pt;">December 19</a></li></ul> <p>The three-hour workshops, provide information about fair housing practices and laws, and explain housing discrimination investigations from the experts who conduct them. Fair housing practices apply to apartments, houses, condominiums, and mobile home parks.</p> <p>It is illegal for housing providers to discriminate against tenants, rental applicants, or customers based on race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity or expression), national origin, disability, familial status, or source of income.<br></p> <p>​Housing providers, tenants, social service agencies and advocates are encouraged to attend. For more information, call the Equal Opportunity Department at 602-262-7486 or 1-888-624-4611/Relay Friendly.<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNewsequal-opportunity
Nominate Someone: 2024 Disability Awards https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/2775Equal Opportunity3/6/2024 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2775/Newsroom_EOD_035.jpgNominate Someone: 2024 Disability Awards <div class="ExternalClassA657687FBE0B4FC5A33C057EE7AAAA0C"><html> <p>Recognizing ability, advocacy, accessibility, and achievements since 1993, the Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues has a proud history of honoring champions in the disability community that make a tremendous impact in the Valley.  <br></p><p>The Phoenix Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues and the City of Phoenix are proud sponsors of the Disability Awards and Recognition Event (D.A.R.E.). The event honors exceptional individuals, organizations, and businesses for their dedication and service to people with disabilities.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p><p>The award ceremony is held annually to recognize award winners that made a commitment to improving the quality of life for all residents and communities of Phoenix. It is our hope this will inspire others to emulate the honorees and provide inclusivity for the community of Phoenix.<span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"> </span></p><p>Award categories include Architectural, Business, Community Service, Outstanding Educator, and the Det. Olsen Lifetime Achievement Award. Self-nominations are encouraged! Nominate yourself or others/businesses that demonstrate a commitment to community. D.A.R.E. award nominees represent the very best of Arizona.</p><p>Showcase the amazing work of individuals and businesses by nominating someone for the D.A.R.E Awards today! Nominations need to be submitted <a target="_blank" href="https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=XGm5lg5PvUKK37p1V2A0a8dCr72llv1Cj74wxYXqWblUQlY3QUU0VkpFT1NMV001NzVIOVdMSjRYTC4u&wdLOR=c74825640-F7DE-4979-9E8E-0BE38E5B8BBE">online</a> by July 31. For more information, call 602-534-1279.​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNewsequal-opportunity
Join Us to Celebrate the 2024 Regional Unity Walkhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/276Equal Opportunity1/17/2024 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/276/Newsroom_EOD_010.jpgJoin Us to Celebrate the 2024 Regional Unity Walk<div class="ExternalClass8438A1E7243C4B8ABC62C60488E1290F"><html> <p>The Phoenix Equal Opportunity Department and Valley cities invite residents to participate in a free, Regional Unity Walk Saturday, Jan. 27, to promote mutual respect and understanding. </p><p>A free festival at Tempe Beach Park, 80 W. Rio Salado Parkway, will start at 4:30 p.m., and the one-mile walk (beginning and ending at Tempe Beach Park) will begin at 6 p.m. Attendees can enjoy free t-shirts, refreshments, and entertainment. </p><p>For more information, call 602-534-1279.​<br></p><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNewsequal-opportunity


2019 Disability Awards and Recognition Event

The Mayor’s Commission on Disability Issues, Equal Opportunity Department and members of the disability community celebrated the 2019 Disability Awareness and Recognition event which honors individuals, organizations and businesses for their dedication to the disabled community.

Watch the videos of this year's award recipients here.


DBE and ACDBE Program Requirements During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency​​

​Supplemental Guidance.pdf


City Honored by Diversity Le​​​adership Alliance

The city of Phoenix received a Corporate Award from the Diversity Leadership Alliance for its commitment towards diversity and inclusion.  

The city's PHXRespect campaign creates an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and respected.   

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