​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.   

We work in a variety of ways to achieve our mission and vision:

  • Compliance & Enforcement Division investigates discrimination complaints Read more
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Read more
  • Business Relations Division certifies firms as small and disadvantaged businesses Read more
  • Commissions Supported by EOD are the Human Relations Commission (HRC), Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues (MCDI), and Phoenix Women's Commission (PWC) Read more

 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 cliente


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 



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="ExternalClass15DB1C4A15044A19ACD2D66FB0A91738"><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 July 31. For more information, call 602-534-1279.</p> <p>​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNewsequal-opportunity
CANCELLED - Unlearning Antisemitism Webinarhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/2763Equal Opportunity5/31/2023 9:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2763/Newsroom_EOD_031.jpgCANCELLED - Unlearning Antisemitism Webinar<div class="ExternalClass8B8A6158A30B46F893015C4B9B6C252E"><html> <p> ​<strong>Unlearning Antisemitism Webinar </strong><br><strong>CANCELLED - ​Wednesday, June 7, noon - 1 p.m.</strong> </p> <p> Antisemitism is defined as the marginalization and/or oppression of people who are Jewish based on the belief in stereotypes, myths, and disinformation about Jewish people, Judaism, Zionism, and Israel. </p> <p> In recent history, American Jews have faced educational quotas, discrimination in the professional sphere, restriction from residential and recreational communities, and acts of violence. </p> <p> <strong>Webinar participants will:</strong> </p> <ul dir="" class="" style=""> <li><p> Examine Antisemitism and the development of anti-Jewish myths and stereotypes. </p></li> <li><p> Explore Antisemitism as a system of oppression. </p></li> <li><p> Analyze contemporary antisemitism and its impacts on society. </p></li> <li><p> Examine different strategies to identify and respond to antisemitism. </p></li> </ul> <p> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;"></span> </p> <p> <strong>About the Speaker - Sarah Kader</strong><br> Sarah Kader is an attorney, advocate, mom, and wife, born and raised in Arizona. She joined the Anti-Defamation League of Arizona last year as its Community Manager. Sarah responds to incidents of antisemitism and extremism, provides ADL resources and support to schools, organizations, individuals, and gives presentations on fighting hate in our community. Sarah is the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors and honors the memory of her family through her civic engagement in the Jewish community and beyond. </p> <p>Register: <a target="_blank" href="https://bit.ly/3MLEhtf">https://bit.ly/3MLEhtf</a>​<br></p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNewsequal-opportunity
Making the Invisible Visible: Housing Needs of Neurodivergent Adultshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/2762Equal Opportunity5/31/2023 8:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2762/Newsroom_EOD_030.pngMaking the Invisible Visible: Housing Needs of Neurodivergent Adults<div class="ExternalClass1D58250F4EDD4247A13CCB8A216AE98C"><html> <p> <strong>Free Virtual Event </strong><br><strong> Thursday, June 8, noon - 1 p.m.</strong> </p> <p> Last year, First Place AZ launched the Greater Phoenix Housing Market Analysis, the first-ever study to comprehensively address housing needs of adults living with autism and intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (A/I/DD). Conducted by the First Place Global Leadership Institute Center for Real Estate & Community Development, the analysis reports on market data, barriers and how public, private, nonprofit, and philanthropic sectors can work together to respond to todays and future market demand. Join us to learn more about the housing and community needs and preferences of adults with A/I/DD. </p> <p> <strong>About the Speaker - Maureen Casey</strong> <br> For the last 20 years, Maureen has worked in the disability community as both a family advocate and professional. As the First Place AZ Director of the Centers for Public Policy and Applied Research she leads efforts to demonstrate innovative practices, collect data on efficacy to ultimately expand the opportunities to create neuro-inclusive communities. </p> <p> Register​:<a href="https://phoenixpublicmeetings.webex.com/webappng/sites/phoenixpublicmeetings/webinar/webinarSeries/register/2bc10876ac944d31a50c2a492ff33e83" target="_blank"> https://bit.ly/3N7vROd​</a> ​ </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodNewsequal-opportunity
2022 Disability Awards and Recognition (D.A.R.E) Awards Presentationhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/2752Equal Opportunity5/22/2023 9:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/iURIY3-JZZ42022 Disability Awards and Recognition (D.A.R.E) Awards Presentation<div class="ExternalClass900714038DEE4B5F86174800B8406724"><html> <p>​The Mayor’s Commission on Disability Issues, Equal Opportunity Department and members of the disability community celebrated the 2022 Disability Awareness and Recognition event.</p> <p>The awards ceremony honored individuals, organizations and businesses for their dedication and service to the disability community.<br></p> <p>This year's honorees are:</p> <ul dir=""> <li> <p> <strong>Detective Walter Olsen Lifetime Achievement Award</strong> </p> <p>Kip P. Murray<br></p> </li> <li> <p> <strong>Architectural Award</strong> </p> <p>F. Francis and Dionne Najafi Thunderbird Global Headquarters; Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University</p> </li> <li> <p> <strong>Business Award</strong> </p> <p>Michael J. Valente Contracting Inc.<br></p> </li> <li> <p> <strong>Nonprofit Award</strong> </p> <p>Gompers<br></p> </li> <li> <p> <strong>Community Service Award</strong> </p> <p>Asim Dietrich<br></p> </li> <li> <p> <strong>Outstanding Educator Award</strong> </p> <p>Travis Harris​<br></p> </li> </ul> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/eodVideoequal-opportunity
Join the She Matters Equity Forumhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/equal-opportunity/2723Equal Opportunity5/17/2023 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2723/Newsroom_Women_Conference.jpgJoin the She Matters Equity Forum<div class="ExternalClass00E7E3C472254BEB94946AA2DB1D472A"><html> <p>​The Phoenix Women's Commission is 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., Thursday, May 18, 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. The keynote presentations and initial remarks will be streamed live on <a target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/CityofPhoenixAZ/">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Learn more and register at: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/she-matters-equity-forum-tickets-579879564387">SheMattersEquityForum.eventbrite.com</a></p><p style="text-align:center;"><a target="_blank" href="/eodsite/Documents/She%20Matters%20Flyer.pdf"><img src="/eodsite/MediaAssets/She%20Matters%20Equity%20Forum%20Flyer.jpeg" style="margin:5px;width:250px;height:350px;" /></a>​​​<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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