Housing Discrimination

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Question: When my husband and I were in the process of being approved for an apartment we were told that we each needed to prove that we had income. My husbands income was enough to cover the requirments, but I needed to have income in case my husband left me. We were able to get into the apartment because I have a very small income from working at home. I am worried that this will come up again when we move to a new apartment. Is this discrimination against families with stay-at-home moms?

Answer:

In Arizona, Title 41 of the Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) contains the statutes on Fair Housing (beginning with A.R.S. § 41-1491). For more information on housing discrimination you may want to review a synopsis of the Fair Housing Act on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's website, as well as the article on this website about housing discrimination. You can also look to the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act itself for more information on landlord tenant law in the state of Arizona.

If you feel that you have been discriminated against for purposes of housing, you may want to contact the Arizona Attorney General's office for more information.

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  • When my husband and I were in the process of being approved for an apartment we were told that we each needed to prove that we had income. My husbands income was enough to cover the requirments, but I needed to have income in case my husband left me. We were able to get into the apartment because I have a very small income from working at home. I am worried that this will come up again when we move to a new apartment. Is this discrimination against families with stay-at-home moms?

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