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 Coordinator, 201 S Cortez St, Prescott, AZ 86303 / (928) 777-1205.
Fair Housing Resources
The City of Prescott Community Development Block Grant Program works in coordination with the Southwest Fair Housing Council to provide Fair Housing resources to the community. Please visit their web-site http://swfhc.com/ to find many resources such as:
- How to report housing discrimination
- Take a Fair Housing Class (Three CEUs) for Realtors, Planners, and others who need continuing education to maintain licensure or certification
- Find COVID-19 Resources
Yavapai County has a regional office of Community Legal Services Arizona.
(CLS) is dedicated to providing legal assistance, advice or representation, self-help materials and legal education so people can know their rights. They focus on helping survivors of domestic violence; assisting victims of consumer fraud and abuse, protecting tenants from unlawful/unfair practices by landlords, foreclosures, legal problems affecting agricultural workers, wage claims and other employment matters, and federal and state programs affecting peoples’ health and economic stability. Learn more at: https://clsaz.org/
Community Legal Services (Yavapai County) – 141 South McCormick Street, Suite 200, Prescott, AZ 86303. Hours: Monday through Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. Friday: Available for telephone calls.
Phone: (928) 445-9240
TTY: Arizona Relay: 711
FAX: (928) 445-6312