Housing Discrimination based on Coronavirus

If you believe that you have been discriminated against because of a perceived connection between your race, national origin, or disability and the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, please contact Long Island Housing Services at 631-567-5111 ext. 375 or info@LIFairHousing.org to speak to a trained Fair Housing Investigator.Si usted cree que ha sido discriminado al buscar una vivienda  en base al Coronavirus, por favor llame a los Servicios de Vivienda de Long Island al 631-567-5111 ext. 375 para hablar con un investigador capacitado en equidad de vivienda. También puede escribirnos al  correo electrónico info@LIFairHousing.org.

More information about Fair Housing laws can be found on our Fair Housing Page.

Also if you have been discriminated against based on employment, education, and places of public accommodation, you can file a complaint with the New York State Division of Human Rights

For New Yorkers Concerned About Coronavirus-Related Discrimination 

  • If you are wearing a face mask as a precaution, you are still protected against discrimination.
    The HRL prohibits discrimination based on a perceived connection between race, national origin, or disability and possible exposure to coronavirus. Wearing a face mask does not change this.
  • If you have been harassed or threatened because someone thinks you have the coronavirus, call 911 and contact law enforcement to report the incident immediately.
    Threats and harassment based on race national origin may be considered hate crimes. You may bring this to the attention of the New York State Hate Crimes Task Force by calling 1-888-392-3644.

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