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Fair Housing SelfiePlease post to our facebook @LIFairHousing and Twitter @LIFairHousing  your selfie with one of our Fair Housing posters at the following train stations.  Please make sure to tag them with our account and #fairhousingselfie (more…)

Amityville Apartment Complex Settles Disability Discrimination Complaint

Long Island Housing Services, Inc. (LIHS) initiated a systemic fair housing investigation in 2016 for possible disability discrimination.  LIHS’ analysis of its testing and investigation presented sufficient evidence to file a complaint that alleged that Southwood Luxury Apartments and the owner, Southwood Company LLC appeared to be discriminating against individuals with disabilities. Southwood Luxury Apartment is located in North Amityville, New York.   Southwood Company LLC is owned by Heatherwood Communities LLC. (more…)

Brookwood Apartments Settle Source of Income Discrimination Complaints

Long Island Housing Services, Inc. (LIHS) initiated an investigation in 2019 against Brookwood Communities after allegations from prospective renters that the complex was imposing a discriminatory minimum income policy to applicants with housing vouchers.  LIHS’ analysis of its testing and investigation presented sufficient evidence to file a complaint with New York State Division of Human Rights that alleged that Brookwood and its owner, Campbird Management, appeared to be discriminating against individuals with housing vouchers. Campbird operates Brookwood multi-family rental apartment complexes in Ridge, Islip, Holbrook, Sayville, Oakdale, and Bay Shore.

People who believe that they have experienced housing discrimination in Nassau or Suffolk Counties, can contact Long Island Housing Services, Inc. at 631-567-5111 ext. 375. Hablamos Español 631-567-5111 Ext. 378 or info@lifairhousing.org (more…)

Hiring Fair Housing Investigator!

The Fair Housing Investigator will be responsible for assisting in developing and implementing Long Island Housing Services’ fair housing enforcement activities in conjunction with other Fair Housing Program staff.  Experience in writing, interviewing, advocacy, investigations, public speaking, training and supervision is required.  Salary $53,000 plus benefits. Bilingual skills are desirable.  (more…)

NY Reconciliation Letter 2022

July 13, 2022

The Honorable Charles Schumer
Senate Majority Leader
S-230, U.S. Capitol Building
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Majority Leader Schumer:

Our organizations, joined by several individual New Yorkers, write to you on behalf of the people and communities we serve across the great state of New York to urge you to continue championing the need for significant housing investments in the reconciliation package you are negotiating.   (more…)

Suffolk Poverty Hearing, June 2, 2022 testimony

Welfare to Work poverty hearing

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LIBI’s Mitchell Pally to be honored

On October 19, 2022, Long Island Housing Services, Inc. (LIHS) will honor Mitchell Pally, CEO of the Long Island Builder’s Institute (LIBI), at their Fair Housing Gala for his outspoken advocacy of fair housing rights. Long Island Housing Services will host its Fair Housing Gala at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY.  Sponsorships and early bird tickets available . Or by mail, use the Sponsorship Card. (more…)

Affordable Housing double interview Part 2

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Redfin Settles Lawsuit with LIHS, FHJC, & other FH Groups

Real Estate Giant to Modify Its Minimum Home Price Policy, Expanding Access to Services in Communities of Color

Today, the Long Island Housing Services, Inc. (LIHS)  and Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) joined the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) and seven other fair housing organizations from throughout the country in announcing a settlement with Redfin Corporation, one of the nation’s largest real estate services companies. This settlement agreement will expand opportunities for consumers in communities of color on Long Island and across the nation. (more…)

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