Housing Discrimination: Get The Facts

In 1963, I marched with thousands of people on Washington, D.C. to hear Martin Luther King give his transformational “I have a dream” speech in which he said all people should be judged by the “content of their character.”

I am passionate about holding to that standard, and nowhere is doing that more important than when people are looking for a place to live. Housing discrimination is particularly serious because our nation was founded on the ideals of individual freedoms, and one of the most fundamental freedoms in a democracy is the freedom to move about and live where you choose. Whether that choice involves transferring from one city to another, or just moving across the street, a person’s ethnicity, family situation or disability should never be a barrier to selecting a home, apartment, or any other kind of dwelling.

This guide to fair housing is designed to help you if you believe you have been subjected to unfair housing practices. If you need more information, please contact the Attorney General’s Community Services Program at 602-542-2123 or the Civil Rights Division at 602-542-5263.

Thank you,

Tom Horne
Arizona Attorney General

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