CLS assists low income Arizonans obtain safe, decent housing. The agency empowers future and current tenants and homeowners through education, legal representation, brief service, and community partnerships.
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You have the right, if requested in time, to ask for a meeting with your property manager or hearing with the public housing agency. Many disputes can be worked out. However, if you do not ask for a meeting or hearing on time, you may lose your rights. If you receive a termination notice, we suggest that you immediately contact CLS for assistance.
No. Under Arizona Laws, withholding rent in the majority of cases is grounds for eviction.
Yes. The law (ARS § 33-1318) allows for domestic violence victims to terminate their lease agreement if they provide the landlord with written notice and a copy of a police report or an Order of Protection within thirty (30) days of the abuse. You are only liable for rent owed or paid through the date of the lease termination plus any previously outstanding obligations. The landlord may ask for additional information, such as the name and address, if known, of the perpetrator.
Housing discrimination, or refusal to accommodate a disability, may be a violation of both state and federal Fair Housing law. To report housing discrimination or denial of an accommodation, contact:
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