Fair Housing: Arizona

This page is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute, and should not be construed as, legal advice. This page is not intended to provide a mandatory standard of care for the industry.  

On these pages, you will find information about the protected classes in each state’s fair housing law as well as the cities and counties in the state’s three largest city or metropolitan areas that enforce additional fair housing protections. We highlight source of income protections, where applicable, that could substantially impact industry operations. Please see the footnotes. NAA also has resources on the federal fair housing protections that apply nationwide.

We are currently in the process of optimizing NAA’s Fair Housing Protected Class Resources. If you do not see a jurisdiction of interest, please reach out to the NAA Government Affairs Team at [email protected].

Information on this page is current as of March 2022.

Arizona Protected Classes

(State of Arizona Revised Statutes §§ 41-1491.14 and 41-1491.19)

  • Race
  • Color
  • National Origin
  • Sex
  • Religion
  • Familial Status
  • Disability

Phoenix Metro Area (Maricopa County Protected Classes)

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal, state, and county protected classes.

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal, state, and county protected classes.

(City of Glendale Municipal Code § 34-2 & 34-3)

In addition to enforcement of federal, state, and county protected classes, this jurisdiction also includes the following protected classes:

  • Ethnicity
  • Age
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender
  • Gender Identity
  • Veteran Status
  • Marital Status

(City of Mesa Municipal Code § 6-14-2 & 6-14-3[C])

In addition to enforcement of federal, state, and county protected classes, this jurisdiction also includes the following protected classes:

  • Ethnicity
  • Age
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender
  • Gender identity
  • Veteran Status
  • Marital Status

(City of Phoenix Municipal Code § 18-11.16)

In addition to enforcement of federal, state, and county protected classes, this jurisdiction also includes the following protected classes:

  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Identity
  • Gender Expression

(Scottsdale Municipal Code § 15-22 et seq.)

In addition to enforcement of federal, state, and county protected classes, this jurisdiction also includes the following protected classes:

  • Age
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Identity

(City of Tempe Municipal Code § 22-91§ 2-603[4]§ 2-605)

In addition to enforcement of federal, state, and county protected classes, this jurisdiction also includes the following protected classes:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Gender Identity
  • Pregnancy
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Veteran Status

Tucson Metro Area

This jurisdiction emphasizes enforcement of federal and state protected classes.

City of Tucson Protected Classes

(City of Tucson Municipal Code Chapter 17 § 17-50 et seq.)

In addition to enforcement of federal, state, ad county protected classes, this jurisdiction also includes the following protected classes:

  • Ancestry
  • Age
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Marital Status