Landlord Tenant Resource Center


Housing Discrimination

 

Federal Fair Housing Act:
 
Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act), as amended, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of 18), and handicap (disability).

 

Federal Fair Housing Act

Information about the Federal Fair Housing Act

 

Fair Housing Act - Chapter Title 42 > Chapter 25

The Federal Fair Housing Act

 

Federal Fair Housing Laws

Informing you about the Federal Fair Housing Act

 

HUD.gov - Tenant's Rights, Laws, and Protection: Arizona

 

HUD.gov - Rental Assistance Kit

 

HUD.gov - Fair Housing Act Design Manual

A Manual to assist designers, builders, property owners, and landlords in meeting accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Act

 

 

Difference Between a Landlord/Tenant Claim, and a Housing Discrimination Claim 

 

Landlord/Tenant Claim:  All landlords and tenants MUST adhere to specific landlord/tenant laws as codified under Arizona’s Residential Landlord & Tenant Act.  Each party is entitled to certain rights (i.e., notice requirements, habitability standards, and contractual rights).  These and other landlord/tenant rights as codified under Arizona’s Residential Landlord & Tenant Act are SEPARATE from a potential fair housing/discrimination claim, which is covered under the Fair Housing Act.
 
Housing Discrimination Claim:  The Fair Housing Act specifically prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of 18), and handicap (disability).
 
In your experience in acquiring housing, if you believe that you have been discriminated against (as defined under the Fair Housing Act) based on one of the protected classes covered under the Fair Housing Act, you may have a fair housing/discrimination claim.
 
In determining if your potential claim falls under Arizona’s Residential Landlord & Tenant Act, or under the Fair Housing Act, it is recommended that you consult with a licensed attorney.  You may also want to consult one of these Helpful Contacts.