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EQAZ and LUCHA announce Fair Housing Education and Outreach Project

 

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Targeting Housing Discrimination in Phoenix: The Fair Housing Education and Outreach Project
EQAZ and LUCHA announce 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, which will be managed in conjunction with the City of Phoenix and grant funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, was launched this morning at The Phoenix Pride Center in downtown Phoenix.

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.

Watch our social media and website for details of upcoming events and for details of our progress. And if you would like to get involved in our efforts you can sign up to volunteer here.