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Fair Housing is the right for everyone to have access to all housing opportunities without discrimination based on:
- Gender identify or expression
How Can I Recognize Housing Discrimination?
The most common housing discrimination practices are:
REFUSAL TO DEAL
Refusing to sell, rent, lease, exchange or negotiate for a dwelling for discriminatory reasons.
Discriminating in rental amounts, security deposits, enforcement of rules or other terms and conditions of rental or sale.
Representing that an available dwelling is not available for inspection, sale or rental when, in fact, it is.
Saying, publishing or displaying a racial, religious, sexual or ethnic preference with respect to the sale or rental of housing.
Directing anyone to homes or rental property in a particular area for discriminatory reasons.
Directing anyone to a particular section of the community for discriminatory reasons.
Denying a loan or offering different financial terms and conditions for discriminatory reasons.
Engaging in panic-selling by representing that the racial composition of a neighborhood is going to change.
Excluding or discriminating against families with children, except under specific guidelines for housing for older persons.
Discriminating against or failing to make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.
What Types of Housing are Covered?
Under the law, a landlord (owner, manager, broker, realtor or company representative) is responsible for applying fair housing practices in dwellings such as:
- Apartments rented or leased
- Houses sold or rented
- Boarding and rooming house rentals
- Mobile home parks
Who Can Help Me If I Feel I was Discriminated Against?
You may file a complaint with a representative of the city of Phoenix Equal Opportunity Department who will:
- Listen to your complaint
- Conduct a fair investigation
- Attempt to resolve the case by conciliation
- Initiate legal prosecution if unlawful discrimination occurred and conciliation is unsuccessful
- Close the case if there was no unlawful practice
Where Can I Get More Information?
City of Phoenix Equal Opportunity Department
Compliance and Enforcement Division
251 W. Washington St., 7th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003-2295
Landlord/Tenant Disputes Only
City of Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department
Neighborhood Coordination Division
Housing Counseling Section
200 W. Washington St., 4th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003-2295
Fair Housing brochure
Arizona Residential Landlord/Tenant Act
Arizona Mobile Home Landlord/Tenant Act