Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity

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Gilbert is committed to affirmatively furthering fair housing and ensuring that all persons are given equal access to housing and housing services. In order to preserve and defend our freedom of choice as to where we want to live, we must ensure that this same freedom exists for everyone.

NEW EVENT: Fair Housing Workshops....Know Your Facts!

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On behalf of Gilbert, the Arizona Fair Housing Center will be hosting FREE classes to help educate and inform residents about their housing rights.  Many individuals and families are subjected to unfair and unlawful acts of housing discrimination and don't even know it. Come find out what your rights are, how to file a complaint or just get your questions answered.

 

4 Classes to Choose From:

April 12, 2017

May 16, 2017 

June 20, 2017 

June 27, 2017 

Southeast Regional Library

Gateway Pointe Elementary

McQueen Park Activity Center Gilbert Community Center

775 N Greenfield Rd, Gilbert 85234

2069 S De La Torre Dr., Gilbert 85233

510 N Horne St. Gilbert 85233

130 N Oak St., Gilbert 85233

 5:00 pm-6:30pm

 6:00pm-7:30pm

 5:30pm-7:00pm

5:00pm-6:30pm

 

What is Fair Housing?

The right to pursue the housing of your choice is protected by Federal and State Fair Housing Laws. It is illegal to discriminate in the sale, rental, lease, and financing of housing or land to be used for the construction of housing or in the provision of brokerage services on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.

Discrimination can be obvious and easily recognized in the following forms:

  • Refusing to show, sell or rent
  • Refusing to negotiate the sales price of a home
  • Charging more to buy, rent or asking for a larger security deposit
  • Insisting that you live in the family area of the rental complex
  • Refusing to make physical modifications to the building for handicapped accommodations or refusing to allow an assistive animal or handicapped parking
  • Allowing unlawful bias to effect the appraisal of a property

Discrimination can be subtle or apologetic in the following forms:

  • Asking questions that belittle you
  • Implying that they cannot help you or suggest that you work with someone else
  • Refusing to give you services they appear to be giving others
  • Not calling you back or taking a long time to process your file

Housing professionals subject to fair housing laws include:

  • Real estate firms
  • Leasing agents
  • Home builders
  • Apartment owners
  • Mobile home dealers
  • Title companies
  • Appraisers
  • Insurance providers

Complaint Process

If you feel you have been discriminated against, please contact the following for assistance

Arizona Attorney General's Office Civil Rights Division 1275 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007
602.542.5263
602.542.5002 (TDD)
877.491.5742 (toll free)
877.624.8090 (toll free TDD)

File a complaint online 

Fair Housing in the Town of Gilbert

Gilbert has created a fair housing plan to identify fair housing issues in Gilbert and propose actions to address these issues. Gilbert's 2010-2015 fair housing plan, called an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice.

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