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The city of Apache Junction, in partnership with the Southwest Fair Housing Council, will be offering a Fair Housing workshop for realtors and landlords from 1-3 p.m. on March 26 at the Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Rd. An RSVP is required by contacting Heather Patel, city of Apache Junction program and resource manager.
The city, through a proclamation signed by Mayor Jeff Serdy, will declare Fair Housing Month in April. The National Fair Housing Law of 1986, as amended by the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, prohibits discrimination in housing and declares it a national policy to provide within constitutional limits for fair housing in the United States. The principle of fair housing is not only national law and national policy but a fundamental human concept and entitlement for all Americans.
Everyone is entitled to equal rights under the fair housing law. The law covers those persons who feel they may have been discriminated against due to their race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or familial status.Here are the prohibited practices under the law if one of the seven covered classes are effected:
In the sale or rental of housing:
In mortgage lending:
In addition, it is illegal for anyone to:
There are additional protections if you have a disability.
If you or someone associated with you:
your landlord may not:
If you feel you have been discriminated against, please contact Patel, city program and resource manager. You will be asked to complete and return a complaint referral form, this information will be held confidential. Visit the Arizona Department of Housing’s website at https://housing.az.gov/general-public/fair-housing or
http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/FHLaws/yourrights for more information.Resources:
The city of Apache Junction is dedicated to affirmatively furthering fair housing in all housing related activities and encourages other housing providers, organizations and realtors to do the same.
For additional information or to RSVP to the workshop, contact Heather Patel, Program and Resource Manager (480) 474-2635 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The city of Apache Junction invites and welcomes people of all abilities to use our programs, sites and facilities. Specific requests may be made by contacting the human resources office at (480) 474-2617 or TDD (480) 983-0095 at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled meeting.