Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich



Housing Discrimination Tip Card

Arizona law makes it an unlawful housing practice to discriminate in connection with housing because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, disability or ancestry.

Discrimination may include, but is not limited to:

  • Refusing to sell or rent a home to a qualified buyer or renter
  • Providing different services or facilities to a qualified buyer, borrower or renter
  • Expressing a preference, limitation or intent to discriminate in an advertisement for the sale or rental of a dwelling
  • Steering a potential buyer or renter away from a particular neighborhood
  • “Redlining” – refusing to sell or rent in a neighborhood to a certain group of people
  • “Blockbusting” – advising homeowners or renters to move because a neighborhood is becoming more culturally or racially integrated
  • Treating loan applicants differently
  • Refusing access to a brokerage service or multiple listing service
  • Failing to provide reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities
  • Failing or refusing to provide accessible housing in new construction
  • Engaging in intimidation, harassment or retaliation
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