​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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: 602-262-6790
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 



2024 Arizona MLK Living the Dream Honorees Announcedhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/440Equal Opportunity11/23/2023 6:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/440/Newsroom_EOD_007.jpg2024 Arizona MLK Living the Dream Honorees Announced<div class="ExternalClassE508AC5A06144280B2D61BECDE1FD8EC"><html> <p>​<strong>Celebrate and Honor Community Champions</strong><br></p><p>Celebrate the Arizona Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday at the 38<sup>th</sup> Annual Arizona MLK Awards Breakfast “I Still Believe in the Dream", on Friday, Jan. 12, 2024, at the Phoenix Convention Center, South Ballroom (33 S. 3<sup>rd</sup> St, Phoenix 85004). This annual event honors the winners of the Phoenix Human Relations Commission's Calvin C. Goode - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Lifetime Achievement Award" and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Living the Dream" Awards. </p><p>The 2024 Honorees are:</p><p><strong>Calvin C. Goode - MLK “Lifetime Achievement Award"​</strong><br></p><ul><li>Mr. Dennis Prince, Sr.           <br></li></ul><strong>MLK “Living the Dream" Award</strong><br><ul><li>Pastor Aubrey L. Barnwell</li><li>Mr. Kenny W. Harris</li><li>Mr. Jalen Herring</li><li>Mr. Essen Otu</li><li>Honorable Leah Landrum Taylor</li></ul><p></p><p>The program begins at 8:00 a.m., with registration/check-in beginning at 7:00 a.m. and ballroom doors opening at 7:30 a.m.</p><p>The 2024 Title Sponsor is Amazon, and the Presenting Sponsors are PetSmart and Verizon. The event is hosted by the Arizona Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee, the City of Phoenix, and the Phoenix Human Relations Commission</p><p>Sponsorship and event ticket information is available at (602) 513-8311. For updates and information about the event, visit: <a target="_blank" href="https://arizonamlk.wixsite.com/azmlkorg">azmlk.org​</a>.  <br></p> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end" aria-hidden="true"></span></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNewsequal-opportunity
2023 Disability Awareness and Recognition Eventhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/439Equal Opportunity10/24/2023 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/439/Newsroom_EOD_006.JPG2023 Disability Awareness and Recognition Event<div class="ExternalClass327371B6502447C39E06496482F81192"><html> <p>The Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues (MCDI), Equal Opportunity Department and members of the disability community are celebrating the 2023 Disability Awareness and Recognition event (D.A.R.E.). The annual award presentation is taking place at 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27, at Burton Barr Central Library, Pulliam Auditorium, 1221 N. Central Ave. </p> <p>D.A.R.E. honors individuals, organizations and businesses for their dedication and service to the disability community. This year's recognition includes the following categories: business, nonprofit, outstanding educator, community service, and the lifetime achievement award.</p> <p>The Detective Walter Olsen Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to someone who has made an impact for many years in the lives of individuals with disabilities. This award recognizes an individual, group, or organization that has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to those with disabilities and helped advance the full inclusion of all people in the community. </p> <ul> <li>Detective Walter Olsen Lifetime Achievement Award recipient: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKDv3IkXmgQ&list=PL22YB12L5NbSX5hpEZw4uBILi4u2JHyyk&index=2"><strong>Anne Ronan</strong></a></li> </ul> <p>Each year, the MCDI recognizes a business and a nonprofit organization or government agency that maintains and implements opportunities for full inclusion in their mission and daily organizational activities. </p> <ul> <li>Nonprofit Award recipient: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv6TxDsfKnA&list=PL22YB12L5NbSX5hpEZw4uBILi4u2JHyyk&index=1"><strong>United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona</strong></a></li> <li>Business Award recipient: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKZQDUPSLwc&list=PL22YB12L5NbSX5hpEZw4uBILi4u2JHyyk&index=5"><strong>Piller Child Development</strong></a></li> </ul> <p>The Community Service Award recognizes an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution by providing and/or improving personal and community support for individuals with a disability, including, but not limited to, providing independence through more choice, information and control, advocacy efforts or improving the social participation of all people.  </p> <ul> <li>Community Service Award recipient: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0J-U8FjDWs&list=PL22YB12L5NbSX5hpEZw4uBILi4u2JHyyk&index=4"><strong>Shulea Davis</strong></a></li> </ul> <p>The Outstanding Educator Award is given to a teacher, school staff, or support person who has provided exceptional education, service and support opportunities to individuals with disabilities. </p> <ul> <li>Educator Award recipient: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqzTIQ5hbZk&list=PL22YB12L5NbSX5hpEZw4uBILi4u2JHyyk&index=3"><strong>Melanie Audet, Foundation for Blind Children</strong></a></li> </ul> <p>Other event highlights include keynote speaker, Charlie Duffy, a 16-year-old paving the way for those living with cerebral palsy, and remarks from retired City of Phoenix Police Detective Walter Olsen.</p> <p>The MCDI addresses issues affecting people with disabilities in the City of Phoenix. The commission provides input on accessibility to city facilities and properties, and public transportation needs for people with disabilities. For more information, visit <a target="_blank" href="/eod">phoenix.gov/eod</a>.​<br></p> <br> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNewsequal-opportunity
We Need Your Feedback: Triennial Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goalhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/1490Equal Opportunity8/2/2023 8:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1490/Newsroom_EOD_033.jpgWe Need Your Feedback: Triennial Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal<div class="ExternalClass5096A16C8253418FA7A2C76367C57480"><html> <p></p> <p> <strong></strong></p><p><strong>PUBLIC NOTICE OF CITY OF PHOENIX'S PROPOSED FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TRIENNIAL ACDBE PARTICIPATION GOAL</strong></p><p>Phoenix proposes an ACDBE Participation Goal of 29.3% in Non-Rental Car Concessions and a 3.8% in Rental Car Concession Opportunities at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.</p><p>The City of Phoenix is solicitating feedback from community stakeholders on the Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Triennial Goal that will be proposed to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on October 1, 2023. A goal of 29.3% in non-rental car concessions and a 3.8% in rental car concessions for ACDBE participation will be proposed for the time period of October 2023 to September 2026; these goals must be achieved on an annual basis.</p><p>The ACDBE goal, which will be achieved through race– and gender-neutral measures, is established pursuant to 49 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 23 and FAA guidance. Due to an absence of a disparity study, rather than setting ACDBE goals, the city imposes small business outreach requirements on its contracts to foster small business and ACDBE participation.</p><p>Details about the proposed ACDBE goal are available for public review and inspection at the city's Equal Opportunity Department, 200 W. Washington St., 15th floor, during regular business hours for 30 days following the date of this notice. Please contact Jana Evans at jana.evans@phoenix.gov, to schedule an appointment to view the proposed Triennial Goals. Public comments will be received for a period of 45 days from the date of this notice. Based upon a review of comments received, the city reserves the right to adjust the proposed goals.</p><p>A presentation for finalization of the proposed ACDBE goals will be held via WebEx virtual meeting on Monday, August 28, 2023, from 9:00-10:30 a.m. (ACDBE flyer)</p><p>To RSVP online, please register at <a href="https://city-of-phoenix-faa-triennial-acdbe-goal-setting-meeting.eventbrite.com/" target="_blank">https://city-of-phoenix-faa-triennial-acdbe-goal-setting-meeting.eventbrite.com</a></p><p>For more information about the public forum, please contact Jana Evans at 602-683-3891/voice or 7-1-1/TTY, or email jana.evans@phoenix.gov</p><p>To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact Ira McCullough by August 21, 2023, at 602-273-4062/Voice or 7-1-1/TTY, or email at <a href="mailto:PHXCivilRights@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">PHXCivilRights@phoenix.gov</a></p><p><strong>SPANISH</strong></p><p><strong>Phoenix propone una meta ACDBE del 29.3% en Oportunidades de Concesiones en el Aeropuerto Internacional Sky Harbor de Phoenix.</strong></p><p>La municipalidad de Phoenix está solicitando comentario de los principales interesados sobre la meta trienal de Iniciativa para Concesión en Aeropuerto para Negocios Desfavorecidos (ACDBE por sus siglas en inglés) que será propuesta a la Administración Federal Aérea (FAA) el 1 de octubre, 2023. Se propondrá una meta de 29.3% en concesiones de automóviles que no son de alquiler y un 3.8 % en concesiones de automóviles de alquiler para la participación de ACDBE para el período de octubre de 2023 a septiembre de 2026; las metas deberán ser alcanzadas anualmente.</p><p>La meta ACDBE, que se logrará a través de medidas neutrales en cuanto a raza y género, es establecida de conformidad con Código 49 de las Regulaciones Federales, Parte 23 y guiadas por la FAA. Debido a la falta de un estudio de disparidad, en vez de establecer metas ACDBE, la ciudad impone requisitos en sus contratos para el involucramiento de las pequeñas empresas para fomentar la participación de las pequeñas empresas y ACDBE.</p><p>Los detalles sobre la meta propuesta de ACDBE están disponibles para inspección y revisión del pública en el Departamento de Igualdad de Oportunidad, 200 W. Washington St., piso 15, en horas normales laborables por 30 días a partir de la fecha de este aviso. Por favor, ponerse en contacto con Jana Evans en jana.evans@phoenix.gov, para programar una cita para ver los objetivos trienales propuestos. Se recibirán los comentarios públicos por 45 días a partir de la fecha de este aviso. Basado en un repaso de los comentarios recibidos, la municipalidad reserva el derecho de ajustar la meta propuesta.</p><p>El lunes, 28 de agosto, de 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. se llevará a cabo una reunión virtual por WebEx para hacer una presentación y finalizar la meta propuesta de ACDBE.</p><p>Para confirmar su asistencia en línea, regístrese en <a href="https://city-of-phoenix-faa-triennial-acdbe-goal-setting-meeting.eventbrite.com/" target="_blank">https://city-of-phoenix-faa-triennial-acdbe-goal-setting-meeting.eventbrite.com</a></p><p>Para más información acerca de la proposición de ACDBE o acerca del foro público, llames Jana Evans al 602-683-3891/voz o 7-1-1/TTY, o correo electrónico jana.evans@phoenix.gov</p><p>Para solicitar ajustes razonables, favor de comunicarse con Ira McCullough antes del 21 de Agosto, 2023 en 602-273-4062/voz o 7-1-1/TTY, o correo electrónico <a href="mailto:PHXCivilRights@phoenix.gov" target="_blank">PHXCivilRights@phoenix.gov</a>​<br></p> <p> <br> </p><div></div> <p></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNewsequal-opportunity
Deadline Extended for MLK Award Nominationshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/1458Equal Opportunity8/1/2023 4:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1458/Newsroom_EOD_013.jpgDeadline Extended for MLK Award Nominations<div class="ExternalClassAD15B1CAFFA44710BA95CF2E4A6791F7"><html> <p>​​If you know someone, including youth, who has made an impact on the quality of life of Phoenix residents, we urge you to nominate them for an award.</p> <p>The Living the Dream Award recognizes individuals who embody the ideas of Dr. King through their continued personal commitment to human relations and social justice.</p> <p>The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes exceptional individuals who have made Phoenix a better place to live through a lifelong dedication to promoting social and economic justice, defending civil rights, and enhancing the dignity of all people. Nominations must emulate the lifelong dedication of Calvin C. Goode.</p> <p>The deadline to submit a <a target="_blank" href="https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=XGm5lg5PvUKK37p1V2A0a8dCr72llv1Cj74wxYXqWblUMkZCNlZaTlpVVFhQV0hXTjNHMzdSRjFOSC4u">nomination form online </a>is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22.</p> <p>For more information, call 602-534-1279. <br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNewsequal-opportunity
Nominate Someone: 2023 Disability Awards https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/2775Equal Opportunity6/7/2023 10:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2775/Newsroom_EOD_032.jpgNominate Someone: 2023 Disability Awards <div class="ExternalClassC91FB75E90FD48A79ABFBD1EEB2715B4"><html> <p>Recognizing ability, advocacy, accessibility, and achievements since 1993, the Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues and the City are proud sponsors of the Disability Awards and Recognition Event (D.A.R.E.).</p> <p>The event honors individuals, organizations and businesses for their dedication and service to people with disabilities.</p> <p>Award categories include Architectural, Business, Non-profit, Community Service, Outstanding Educator, and the Det. Olsen Lifetime Achievement Award.</p> <p>Nominations need to be submitted <a target="_blank" href="https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=XGm5lg5PvUKK37p1V2A0a8dCr72llv1Cj74wxYXqWblUQlY3QUU0VkpFT1NMV001NzVIOVdMSjRYTC4u">online</a> by Friday, Aug. 4. For more information, call 602-534-1279.</p> <p>​<br></p> </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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