Housing Discrimination

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Question: When looking for a roommate, can I advertise "male only" so that the shared bathroom is used by only males. A female sharing a bathroom with a male could cause discomfort for the existing roommate. Is sexual discrimination illegal in Arizona for roommate situations?

Answer: Arizona does have fair housing laws that prohibit discrimination based on race, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, etc. However, some types of housing are excluded from these laws. Owner-occupied housing, senior housing, and some owners of single family homes, for example, are exempt from the fair housing laws. Sexual discrimination is illegal in Arizona when it comes to housing laws, nevertheless it depends on the type of housing. For more information about housing laws in Arizona, please visit www.housing.az.gov.

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  • When looking for a roommate, can I advertise "male only" so that the shared bathroom is used by only males. A female sharing a bathroom with a male could cause discomfort for the existing roommate. Is sexual discrimination illegal in Arizona for roommate situations?

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