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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…)

4/26/2023 Fair Housing training

April is Fair Housing Month! Housing Discrimination is Illegal!!

Learn about Your Fair Housing and Tenant’s Rights!!

The Federal Fair Housing Act (New York State and local human rights laws) prohibits housing suppliers from discrimination and that includes COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS.

It is a FAIR HOUSING VIOLATION to be treated differently or unfairly in housing if it is suspected that you have/had Coronavirus.  It is a FAIR HOUSING VIOLATION if someone refuses to rent or evict you because they believe that based on your race, national origin, or disability, you will become ill from the Coronavirus in the future.

Event Description This FREE training will empower ALL individuals, including survivors/victims of domestic violence and homeless individuals to recognize fair housing violations.  This training will also teach you how to document and report allegations of housing discrimination.  This Fair Housing training will cover a brief discussion on sex discrimination (harassment and gender), familial status discrimination, disability discrimination, COVID-19 as it relates to disability discrimination in housing, and other prohibited basis.  The training will also include a brief discussion about Tenants’ Rights. 

April is Fair Housing and Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

When:  April 26, 2023 (11:00 am – 12:30 pm)

Where:  Virtual Fair Housing Training via Zoom

Register in advance for this webinar:

Long Island Housing Services is a civil rights 501c3 nonprofit focused on fair housing. The Fair Housing enforcement and advocacy work for this training is supported through a grant from the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (American Rescue Plan) of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development.  More information about our agency can be found at

Questions can be addressed to or 631-567-5111 ext. 375                                                                                                                           

Opening: 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, and public speaking. Salary $50,000 plus benefits. Bilingual skills are desirable. (more…)

Fair Housing Tester Training Deadline: March 15, 2023

Provisional Employment: Fair Housing Testers

CALL: 631-567-5111, ext. 375 (Suffolk) or
516-292-0400, ext. 375 (Nassau) TODAY!!
Call or send email to request an application today (more…)

4/5/2023 Fair Housing Conference: New Location

Fair Housing  Conference sponsored by NYSDHR & NYCCHR on April 5, 2023 from 10am – 4pm at New Location: National Museum of the American Indian, 1 Bowling Green New York, NY 10004. Register: 

Virtual Fair Housing webinar 2/24/2023 @ 12p

Know Your Rights: Fair Housing on Long Island. Register:

Join the NYS Division of Human Rights, the NYS Office for Prevention of Domestic Violence, Long Island Housing Services, and the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless for webinar on fair housing protections for survivors of domestic violence, sex discrimination, and more. The New York State Human Rights Law protects your right to live in the neighborhood you choose, free from discrimination.



Newsday Op-Ed: Fair Housing rules are needed for co-ops, too

Newsday Co-op Op-Ed, February 1, 2023

Painful disparities in health, education, criminal justice, and housing that have come into ever-sharper focus since 2019 make it clear that we must dismantle all systems that lock racial disparities in place, especially policies that allow illegal discrimination to thrive in secrecy. Gov. Kathy Hochul emphasized the importance of fair housing in her 2023 State of the State address, remarking, “For a society to reach its full potential, equal access to housing is a must,” a point she reinforced in Wednesday’s budget address. To achieve that goal, New York needs a strong statewide co-op disclosure law that will help to eliminate the opportunity for illegal housing discrimination by co-op boards. (more…)

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