Fair Housing is Your Right. Use It.
The federal Fair Housing Act of 1968 and the federal Fair Housing Act Amendments of 1988 prohibit discrimination. In 1968, just four days after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Fair Housing Act was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson honoring Dr. King’s work for civil rights. Fair Housing Laws protect against discrimination and the right to equal opportunity in home sales, rental, advertising, residential mortgage lending, homeowner's insurance, home improvement financing, and zoning.
The Fair Housing Act prohibits housing discrimination because of:
- National Origin
- Familial Status
Since 1996, the City of Yuma has hosted a Fair Housing Program to encourage all citizens to work for tolerance and equal opportunity in our community.
Fair Housing Festival
Since 2008, the City of Yuma has recognized and celebrated April as Fair Housing month. In partnership with local agencies who seek to reduce barriers to fair housing, the annual Fair Housing Festival distributes informational materials to thousands of people in our community. In collaboration with Western Arizona Council of Governments (WACOG), enforcement of the 1968 Fair Housing Act and training for the prevention of housing discrimination is available to Yuma residents.
2017 Fair Housing Reception & Festival
Left to Right: Professor Brad Pease, Arizona Western College; Deputy Mayor Gary Knight, City of Yuma; 2017 Fair Housing Poster Contest Winner - Francisco Fuentes, Arizona Western College; and, Board Chairman Marco A. "Tony" Reyes, Yuma County.
Assistance with Fair Housing Concerns
For assistance with Fair Housing Concerns: