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…)
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…)
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…)