Fair Housing Organizations

NYS Division of Human Rights

New York has the proud distinction of being the first state in the nation to enact a Human Rights Law, which affords every citizen “an equal opportunity to enjoy a full and productive life.” The New York State Division of Human Rights was created to enforce this important law. The mission of the agency is to ensure that " every individual . . . has an equal opportunity to participate fully in the economic, cultural and intellectual life of the State."

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Nassau County Human Rights Commission - Human Rights Law

The New York State Human Rights Law (HRL) protects individuals from discrimination based on a wide variety of personal characteristics, including race, national origin, and disability. The HRL prohibits discrimination against individuals who are assumed to have been exposed to the coronavirus based on these traits.

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Fair Housing NYC

Fair Housing NYC is a joint website of the NYC Commission on Human Rights and the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

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NY Attorney General - Fair Housing Resources

Federal and New York State laws exist to ensure that equal housing opportunities are available to all. Some local governments offer even more protections. This brochure explains some of those laws and includes information about what to do if you believe a landlord, seller or lender has discriminated against you.

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