Highest Number of Housing Discrimination Complaints to Date Nationally

 Latest findings underscore the need for more robust funding for local fair housing enforcement organizations to create sustainability for non-profit private agencies obtaining relief for victims of housing discrimination.

Washington, D.C. —The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) — of which Long Island Housing Services, Inc. (LIHS) is a member — released data showing that the number of housing discrimination complaints rose to more than 33,000 nationwide last year, the highest on record. In a troubling turn, domestic violence related complaints saw a noticeable increase along with complaints based on source of income, according to new data published in the latest Fair Housing Trends Report. (more…)

Housing Discrimination Rights training including arrests and convictions 9/20/2023

Capacitación sobre derechos contra la discriminación en vivienda incluyendo arrestos y condenas

This FREE training will educate the general public on how to recognize fair housing violations under New York State Human Rights Law and the Federal Fair Housing Act. This training may teach you to recognize discrimination against individuals with prior criminal convictions and/or prior arrests. With this training, we will cover a discussion on how to document and report housing discrimination. This webinar will also provide you with training on source of income discrimination, sex discrimination (harassment and gender), familial status discrimination, disability discrimination, and other prohibited basis. It will also include a discussion on how to appeal a denial of housing based on prior convictions and/or prior arrests. This training will provide ASL  and Spanish interpretation services. (more…)

Let Elderly Tenants know they are not on their own

You can protect vulnerable tenants

I’d like to tell you about an elderly couple on a fixed income that spoke with a LIHS HUD-certified Housing Counselor, Alisa Drinkwater. (more…)

First the TRAIN, now the BUS . . .

Long Island Housing Services Executive Director Ian Wilder standing in front of a fair housing poster at a bus shelter

. . . and always HOUSING

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Gov Hochul meets LI Pro Homes Advocates

Governor Kathy Hochul meets with Ian Wilder, Executive Director of Long Island Housing Services, and other LI Pro Homes advocates (more…)

Brookhaven Real Estate Company Agrees to Settle Complaints of Source of Income and Disability Discrimination

The Long Island Housing Services (LIHS) settlement of a Source of Income and Disability Discrimination complaint against H&G Realty originated with an investigation of New Highway Apartments. H&G Realty has offices in Middle Island and Miller Place, New York. (more…)

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