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.

Free, Remote Fair Housing Orientation/Refresher Certificate Class

April 20th, 2021 from 2-4:30PM

In celebration of Fair Housing Month, the City of Prescott in collaboration with Southwest Fair Housing Council is offering a Free Fair Housing 101 Orientation & Refresher training remotely.  Through examples contained in scenarios, questions and interaction, attendees will acquire an understanding of the provisions of Federal, State, and Local Fair Housing Laws.  This training is for Housing Providers, Social Service Agencies, Tenants, Advocates and Applicants of housing. This training is for EVERYONE!  Come learn ways to help your community fight housing discrimination!  In order to ensure a spot and materials please register:


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

Southwest Fair Housing Council Helpful Resources including Landlord and Tenant Resource Center

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
1+800 233-5114
TTY: Arizona Relay: 711
FAX: (928) 445-6312
Email: infoyaco@clsaz.org


  • Community Development
  • Michelle Chavez
  • CDBG Grants Administrator
  • City Hall

    201 S Cortez St

  • 928-777-1205


Prescott Christmas Parade Route and Event Street Closures for December 4, 2021

Posted on December 3, 2021

Enhanced security measures will be in place The City of Prescott will be implementing enhanced security protocols and street closures for the Christmas Parade and Courthouse lighting. Some streets will remain closed longer than usual, to promote enhanced security for… Read more »

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