Religious Discrimination in Arizona Apartments

Arizona protects tenants from discriminatory practices by their landlord based on their religion. Tenants also have similar protections under federal law. Discriminatory Actions Discrimination covers quite a bit more than just landlords who refuse to rent to certain religions. Discrimination includes: falsely stating an apartment is not available because of the tenant’s religion denying an […]

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Sex, Gender, and LGBT-Based Discrimination in Arizona Apartments

Arizona law (and federal law) protects tenants from discrimination based on their sex or gender. This covers everything from offering lower rent for sexual favors to advertising men or women only apartments. Arizona has no explicit protections for LGBT tenants, but federal and state protections against discriminating by one’s gender offers some indirect protections in […]

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Can Landlords Reject Tenants with Housing Vouchers in Arizona?

There is no explicit law in Arizona, its major cities, or counties regarding whether landlords can implement a policy of not accepting vouchers or tenants receiving government assistance to pay rent. However, some courts have ruled that doing so violates the Fair Housing Act and similar laws. Discrimination Against Families and Minorities Most of the […]

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Racial Discrimination in Arizona Apartments

Arizona protects tenants from discriminatory practices by their landlord based on their race, color, national origin, and ancestry. Similarly, tenants also have protection under the federal law from discrimination based on their race, color, and national origin. Discriminatory Actions Discrimination is broader than just saying a certain race cannot rent an apartment. Discrimination includes: charging […]

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Age Discrimination in Arizona Apartments

Arizona does not directly prohibit landlords from discriminating against tenants based on their age. However, landlords should be careful to avoid discriminating against children and families (whom are protected under federal and state law). Additionally, discriminating against a senior because of their disability is prohibited under federal and state fair housing law which protects those […]

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Discrimination Against Mental or Physical Health Conditions in Arizona Apartments

Arizona and federal law give tenants strong protections when landlords discriminate against their mental or physical health conditions. Landlords are required to provide reasonable accommodations for tenants’ handicaps. What’s Covered? Arizona and federal law cover mental and physical health-related handicaps. A “health condition” is much broader than a diagnosed disease in official medical books. It […]

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Discrimination of Families, Pregnant Women, and Children in Arizona Apartments

It is illegal in Arizona (and federally) for landlords to discriminate against tenants based on their having children, being pregnant, or otherwise their familial status. Children must be provided equal access to all facilities and services offered to adults. Family Restrictions Most types of restrictions on families with children violate Arizona and federal law. For […]

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