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> Human Rights - Fair Housing

Federal, local, and state laws prohibit housing discrimination. The Federal Fair Housing Act, The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act all provide protection from housing discrimination. Whether you are a homeseeker, a landlord, or a realtor, it's important for you to know your rights and responsibilities under Fair Housing Laws. If you believe you have been discrimintated against in housing or you want more information on following fair housing laws, please contact the Office of Human Rights.

Analysis of Impediments 2015

Fair Housing for Homeseekers Brochure

Fair Housing for Landlords Brochure

Joint Statement: Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Justice Reasonable Accommodations under the Fair Housing Act

Joint Statement: Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Justice Reasonable Modifications under the Fair Housing Act

ADA Requirements: Service Animals


Fair Housing Resources 

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination, and transform the way HUD does business.

The Federal Fair Housing Act

Fair Housing Month

Every April we come together as a community to celebrate the anniversary of the passing of the Fair Housing Act and strengthen our committment to end housing discrimination in our communities.

Disability Rights in Housing

Regardless of whether you live in private or public housing, Federal laws provide housing rights to persons with disabilities.

Fair Housing Guide

New York State Division of Human Rights