Southwest Fair Housing Council's 2017 Pledge

For the past 30 years, the Southwest Fair Housing Council (SWFHC) has worked diligently to enforce the Fair Housing Act and further the Act’s mandate to create integrated communities of opportunity in Arizona and the Southwest.  We reaffirm our commitment to civil rights.

We have fought discrimination in all aspects of the housing market — including rental, sales, and insurance — based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability.

We have fought predatory lending and financial scams preying on vulnerable members of our communities.

We have helped families fight foreclosures and modify mortgages, keeping them in their homes and stabilizing their neighborhoods.

We have worked with community partners in promoting walkable communities, community gardens, and bike lanes.

We have provided institutional support to neighborhoods and grassroots organizations seeking to improve community well-being and quality of life. 

We remain dedicated to protecting and advancing fair housing law and policy that promote integrated communities of opportunity AND provide safeguards for LGBTQ folks, persons with disabilities, veterans, the formerly-incarcerated, people of color, non-native English speakers, and other groups that have historically experienced illegal housing discrimination and its collateral damage. 

As we greet 2017 and a new political climate, SWFHC stands firmly committed to furthering the Fair Housing Act’s mandate and America’s promise of discrimination-free and opportunity-rich communities.

We invite you to stand with us. 

Jay Young
Executive Director
Southwest Fair Housing Council

 

Jay Young