Housing & Revitalization

The goal for the City’s Housing and Revitalization Division is to promote reinvestment in the existing housing stock and encourage quality new housing development.  Preserving existing housing through repairs and rehabilitation and increasing sustainable home ownership are keys to revitalizing Tolleson’s neighborhoods.

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Housing & Revitalization
9555 W. Van Buren St.
Tolleson, AZ 85353

 Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday 
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Phone: 623-936-2728 

Revitalization Manager: Noel Schaus

Programs offered by the City of Tolleson                                      Description  Contact Information 
Emergency Repair Program


The City of Tolleson offers an emergency home repair program to income-eligible Tolleson homeowners to assist with health, safety, or accessibility home repairs. Examples of repairs include heating and cooling, electrical, plumbing, roof leaks, and ADA modifications.
To be eligible:
• Must be a City of Tolleson homeowner and live in your home as the primary residence
• Must meet income eligibility
• Must have a repair that is a health or safety hazard or accessibility barriers
Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona            602-687-2949
Residential  Demolition Program


The City of Tolleson offers a voluntary demolition program to owners of residential properties within city limits. Property owners must apply for the program and, if approved, must pay for 25% of the demolition costs (either in cash or through a lien on the property).
To be eligible:
• Must be a residential property
• Property must have been vacant for 90 days or more
• Property must be declared “blighted” by the City’s Building Inspector

Noël Schaus, Revitalization Manager, 
City of Tolleson
623-936-2728
  1. Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity
  2. Rental & Senior Living Resources
  3. Homeowner Assistance & Homebuyer Information
  4. Foreclosure Prevention for Homeowners
  5. Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance

Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

Fair Housing is the right for individuals to obtain the housing of their choice, free from discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or familial status.

The laws prohibit landlords, sellers, lenders, and insurance agents from discriminating against anyone who comes under any one of the above seven “protected” categories in the purchasing, rental, financing, or insuring of housing. All types of housing are covered, including single-family homes, apartments, condominiums, mobile homes, and other dwellings.

Housing professional subject to fair housing laws include Real estate firms, Leasing agents, Home builders, Apartment owners, Mobile home dealers, Appraisers, and Insurance providers.

  • Signs of possible discrimination:
  • An unreasonable refusal to provide a mortgage loan or homeowners insurance
  • Charging more to buy or rent, or asking for a larger security deposit
  • Insisting you live in the family area of the rental complex
  • Making a statement that the dwelling is not right for your family
  • Refusing to make reasonable physical modifications to a building or parking for someone with a disability, or refusing to allow an assistive animal
  • Refusing to show, sell, or rent available housing
  • Steering to certain communities or neighborhoods based on race, ethnic composition, or familial status
  • You are not contacted after acceptance of your application
  • Complaint Process - If you feel you have been discriminated against, please contact the City’s Revitalization Manager. You will be asked to complete and return a complaint referral form; this information will be held confidential. Visit the Attorney General’s office website for more information. To know your rights under the law, please read the attached Fair Housing brochure or visit HUD’s website. 
  • Additional Fair Housing Resources
  • Arizona Attorney General’s Office, Civil Rights Division, 602-542-5263 or TTY 602-542-5002 https://www.azag.gov/fair-housing
  • Arizona Center for Disability Law, 602-274-6287 or https://www.azdisabilitylaw.org/
  • Arizona Fair Housing Center, 602-548-1599 or http://azfairhousing.net/
  • Southwest Fair Housing Council, 602-252-3423 or TTY 520-670-0233 http://www.swfhc.com/