Disabled, voucher recipients face hurdles finding housing

Disabled, voucher recipients face hurdles finding housing

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - People with disabilities or who use a housing voucher have a harder time finding a place to live, according to Pima County.

The Pima County Housing Center says it is seeing a growth in cases of landlords turning away people who have housing vouchers or landlords unwilling to rent to a disabled person or unwilling to accommodate for their disability.

Now, the city of Tucson and the county are seeking input from people living in southern Arizona about discrimination they have faced when it comes to housing. That can include race, religion, sex, age and children.

The deadline to fill out the survey is May, 17. The public can take the survey at the following links:

The results will help housing officials develop a report that will determine access to federal funds over the next five years.

“This is the time to voice your opinion. Let us know what’s going on out there. We rely on the citizens to bring these problems to our attention that we may not be seeing already," said Marcos Ysmael, with the Pima County Housing Center.

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