Some landlords might act otherwise, but you have a right to housing regardless of what documents you have. Under the Federal Fair Housing Act
and confirmed by Arizona Title 41 Article 7, it is illegal for landlords to ask for additional documentation or charge a different price because of a person's national origin.
If your landlord asks you for documentation or threatens to contact ICE, immediately report this discrimination to:
The Southwest Fair Housing Council
The City of Phoenix Equal Opportunity Department
The Attorney General's Office.
You should get try to get records of any incidents you feel you've been discriminated against
. If you can, write notes of specific details, like dates, times, witnesses, and companies, as well as contact information, like names, phone numbers, and addresses.
They may be gathering information against you, so be as thorough as you can.
Collect any other related evidence; for example, if they're charging you a different price than advertised to others, you could make a copy of the advertisements and any letters about rent you've received. If you know someone that can show they received different treatment, note their name and address.
This is another reason why talking with your community and ORGANIZING
is so important, as you can clearly prove they're lying with the other tenants by your side.
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