ARIZONA FAIR HOUSING CENTER WELCOMES YOU
Hope Is Where the Heart Is
THE ARIZONA FAIR HOUSING CENTER AT A GLANCE
A Distinct Identity
In Arizona, Native American, Black, Asian and Latino populations have continued to experience discrimination in housing over the last thirty years. Particularly with the tripling of Latino population, evidence of housing discrimination has become more focused on national origin. According to US Census records, Arizona’s Latino population increased to 30 percent of the overall population between 2000-2012.
AFHC formed three decades ago in response to the need for fair housing enforcement and housing education for protected classes who have been highly segregated and underserved by housing providers. Since that time, AFHC has helped more than 9,000 Arizona residents combat illegal and discriminatory housing practices.
WHAT WE DO
Making A Difference
AZFHC is dedicated to eliminating housing discrimination and assisting victims of housing discrimination in exercising their rights. The Fair Housing Act protects people from adverse treatment in any housing transaction based upon seven protected classes: race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, and familial status.
The mission of The Arizona Fair Housing Center is to strengthen communities and to ensure equal access to fair housing in Metro Phoenix and surrounding areas through training, education, enforcement, and advocacy.
Contact AZFHC today if you feel as though you have been a victim of housing discrimination. Examples include:
Being told you cannot live somewhere because you have children
Being denied housing because of a disability
Being forced to pay a pet deposit for a service animal
Feeling as though you were treated differently while seeking housing due to your race or national origin
Being sexually harassed by a landlord or neighbor
Fair Housing Act Protected Classes
If you are experiencing any form of housing instability, free housing counseling is the first step toward finding a solution. Whether you are struggling to find housing, pay your mortgage or rent, facing eviction, loss of income, or are in danger of losing your home, our counselors are here to connect you with resources that can help.
We acknowledge and appreciate the financial support we receive from national and local governmental entities. The Arizona Fair Housing Center could not operate as effectively or serve the fair housing needs of our community without the support of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under FHIP Grant FPEI210017.