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Fair Housing

The City of Avondale is committed to affirmatively furthering fair housing and ensuring that all persons are given equal access to housing and housing services. 

What is Fair Housing? 

The right to pursue the housing of your choice is protected by Federal and State Fair Housing Laws.  The City of Avondale reminds all residents of this community that it is illegal to discriminate in the sale, rental, leasing and financing of housing or land to be used for the construction of housing or in the provision of brokerage services on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.

Discrimination can be obvious and easily recognized in the following forms:

  • Refusing to show, sell, rent or negotiate the sales price of a home
  • Charging more to buy or rent or asking for a larger security deposit
  • Insisting that you live in the “family area” of the rental complex
  • Refusing to make reasonable accommodations for handicap individuals
  • Allowing unlawful bias to effect the appraisal of property
  • Discrimination can be subtle or apologetic in the following forms:
  • Asking questions that belittle you
  • Implying that they cannot help you or suggest that you work with someone else
  • Refusing to give you services they appear to give others
  • Not calling you back or taking a long time to process your file

If you feel you have been discriminated against, please contact the following for assistance:
sealArizona Attorney General’s Office
Civil Rights Division
1275 W. Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
602.542.5263
602.542.5002 (TDD)
877.491.5742 (toll free)
877.624.8090 (toll free TDD) 
Website: Civil Rights/Fair Housing

To file a complaint online go to: http://www.azag.gov/civil_rights/complaintform.html  

For additional information and resources on housing, please visit the Southwest Fair Housing Council website.