Equal Housing Opportunity

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equal housing logoWhat is Fair Housing?

The right to pursue the housing of your choice is protected by Federal and State Fair Housing Laws. The city of Buckeye reminds all residents of this community that it is illegal to discriminate in the sale, rental, leasing and financing of housing or land to be used for the construction of housing or in the provision of brokerage services of the basis or race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.

Discrimination

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 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 give others
  • Not calling you back or taking a long time to process your file

Housing Professionals Subject to Fair Housing Laws Include:

  • Real Estate Agents
  • Leasing Agents
  • Home Builders
  • Apartment Owners
  • Mobile Home Dealers
  • Title Companies
  • Appraisers
  • Insurance Providers

If You Feel that You Have Been Discriminated Against, Please Contact the Following For Assistance:

state sealArizona Attorney General’s Office
Civil Rights Division
1275 West Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
602-542-5263
602-642-5002 (TDD)
877-491-5742 (toll free)
877-624-8090 (toll free TDD)
Website: Civil Rights/Fair Housing

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