Effective July 11, 2019, prior arrest protections were extended to housing.
LIHS Joins other NYS Civil Rights groups opposing
HUD’s undermining of the Disparate Impact Rule
The New York State Human Rights Law was amended, effective April 12, 2019, to protect those who rely on any lawful source of income from discrimination in housing. (more…)
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) just moved to essentially nullify the Disparate Impact Rule by dismantling a 45-year-old precedent which provides time-tested protection against housing discrimination. The proposed dis-regulation would dramatically weaken disparate impact liability under the Fair Housing Act. (more…)
As of January 25, 2019, the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) added gender identity or expression as a protected category under the New York State Human Rights Law. (more…)