Targeting Housing Discrimination in Phoenix:
The Fair Housing Education and Outreach Project
Living United For Change in Arizona (LUCHA) and Equality Arizona have been awarded a City of Phoenix grant to provide outreach and education around fair housing issues targeting traditionally underserved populations including those with Limited English Proficiency (LEP), refugees, and the LGBTQ community.
These populations are statistically less likely to report potential discrimination to a government agency, and the goals of the project are to increase overall awareness of fair housing rights and common discriminatory practices and to increase reporting of illegal housing practices.
The project will include:
- Processing Fair Housing Intakes for those experiencing discrimination, including out of hours access and “drop in hours” for intakes without appointments, and quarterly intake fair events.
- Workshops, educational sessions, and community events that provide information and promote Fair Housing.
- Organizational Outreach, working directly with organizations serving the target populations to distribute educational materials including webinars, written materials, and website content.
- Direct Outreach within communities by door and phone