- Associated Press - Friday, September 9, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - Two fair housing organizations have settled a housing discrimination complaint against the city of Phoenix.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Thursday that Phoenix’s housing authority has revised how it administers the federally-funded Housing Choice Voucher program.

The Southwest Fair Housing Council and the Arizona Fair Housing Center had claimed the online pre-application process was not accessible to the disabled or those with limited English proficiency.

HUD officials say the city immediately agreed to revise the process to be more consistent with federal laws.

Under the new agreement, the process will include special one-on-one assistance for people with certain disabilities and language assistance.

The complaint was issued as the Phoenix program was scheduled to receive new applicants last month.



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