Fair Housing Act
Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act), as amended, prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of dwellings, and in other housing-related transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women, and people securing custody of children under the age of 18), and handicap (disability).
The Fair Housing Act mandate is carried out by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) entitlement jurisdictions. The City of Prescott became an entitlement jurisdiction in 2005. City residents who believe they have been discriminated against in attempting to achieve housing should contact Michelle Chavez, CDBG Grant Administrator, 201 S Cortez St, Prescott, AZ 86303 / (928) 777-1205.
Fair Housing Workshop
The City of Prescott Community Development Block Grant Program will hold a Fair Housing Workshop on Friday, May 24, 2019 from 1pm to 4pm at the Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St, Prescott AZ 86303. Three (3) CEs are given through the Southwest Fair Housing Training Center by a certified instructor which will also include an overview of Fair Housing laws and Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH).
Residents, landlords, tenants, real estate agent, homeowner associations, leasing firms and rental agents as well as the general public are invited to attend. To ensure sufficient materials for all attendees, please register early at: http://swfhc.com/current-events-1/ Select: 2019 Prescott to register, or https://2019prescott.eventbrite.com
Certificates of attendance will be given out at the end of the training.