Housing Discrimination Rights training including arrests and convictions
June 14, 2023 (11:00 am – 1 pm) via Zoom
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.
New York State Human Rights Law prohibits housing suppliers from housing discrimination and that includes prior arrests. Denial of housing based on prior criminal conviction may also be discriminatory if based on other protected classes or if for federally funded housing.
It may be a VIOLATION under New York State Human Rights Law to be treated differently or unfairly in housing if you are denied housing based on prior criminal convictions and/or prior arrests. It may be a VIOLATION under New York State Human Rights Law if someone evicts you or refuses to rent to you based on prior criminal convictions and/or prior arrests without additional individual assessment.
New York State Human Rights Law also provides protection for Source of Income discrimination (including housing vouchers), victims of domestic violence, marital status, citizenship and immigration status, familial status, disability, and other protected categories
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 New York State Homes and Community Renewal. More information about our agency can be found at www.lifairhousing.org. Questions can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-567-5111 ext. 375
Future Fair Housing Trainings:
- 9/20/2023 Fair Housing training for general public
- 11/15/2023 Fair Housing training for general public with emphasis on Housing Voucher Recipients, Veterans, homeless, and disabled individuals