News & Events

Smithtown Apartment Complex Settles Familial Status and Source of Income Discrimination Complaints

As seen in Long Island Business News, Newsday, and The Real Deal:

Long Island Housing Services (LIHS) settled a Familial Status and Source of Income complaint against Harbour Club LLC d/b/a Willow Lake Apartments. In 2021, as part of the systemic investigation for potential source of income discrimination, LIHS’ testers posed as ordinary home seekers to document the treatment they experienced for LIHS to determine compliance with fair housing laws.

Smithtown landlord settles income discrimination complaint 

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What did W.D. say about Carmen?

As I wrote previously, I often write to you about Long Island Housing Services‘ civil rights work fighting housing discrimination, as chronicled in the media stories. 

Our work also includes overcoming housing insecurity on other fronts. I wanted to tell you what a client who preferred to be called W.D. had to say about LIHS Housing Counselor Carmen Land-Wilson who helped secure a $95,000 grant from the now-closed Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF): (more…)

When I was at my “rock bottom” . . .

As I wrote yesterday, I often write to you about Long Island Housing Services‘ civil rights work fighting housing discrimination, as chronicled in the media stories. 

Our work also includes overcoming housing insecurity on other fronts. Today, I wanted to tell you what William S. said about our foreclosure prevention team: (more…)

What did Rochelle say about Alisa?

I often write to you about Long Island Housing Services‘ civil rights work fighting housing discrimination, as chronicled in the media stories. 

Our work also includes overcoming housing insecurity on other fronts. I wanted to tell you what Rochelle S. had to say about the help her 83yo mother received from LIHS Housing Counselor Alisa Drinkwater: (more…)

Reflections I shared at the Bay Shore Unitarian on Fighting Housing Discrimination

Unitarian Universalist Society of the South Shore
October 1, 2023

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Copiague and Bay Shore Apartment Complexes Settle Source of Income and Disability Discrimination Complaints

As seen in Newsday and The Real Deal:

Long Island Housing Services (LIHS), Suffolk Independent Living Organization (SILO) and four individual Complainants settled complaints of housing discrimination on the basis of Disability and/or Source of Income against The Cassata Organization Family Limited Partnership, Cassata Holding Company LLC, Oakwood Manor LLC, Nu Horizons LLC, and Michele Cassata (Respondents). (more…)

Islip Real Estate Company Settles Complaints of Source of Income, Familial Status and Age Discrimination

As seen in Newsday and The Real Deal:

Long Island Housing Services (LIHS) settled a housing discrimination complaint on the basis Source of Income, Familial Status, and Age Discrimination against Kennedy Realty, Inc.  Kennedy Realty, Inc. is a real estate company with an office in Islip, New York. (more…)

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

As seen in Long Island Business News, Newsday, and The Real Deal:

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.

Brokerage settles discrimination complaint with housing agency

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Housing Discrimination Rights training including arrests and convictions 11/15/23

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

Register/Regístrese: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UuDKIzpxSea50qQB7OUOIA

This FREE training will educate the general public on how to recognize fair housing violations under New York State Human Rights Law.  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.

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