Housing Discrimination Rights training
July 12, 2023 (11:00am – 12:30pm)
April is Fair Housing Month! Housing Discrimination is Illegal!!
Learn about Your Fair Housing and Tenant’s Rights!!
The Federal Fair Housing Act (New York State and local human rights laws) prohibits housing suppliers from discrimination and that includes COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS.
It is a FAIR HOUSING VIOLATION to be treated differently or unfairly in housing if it is suspected that you have/had Coronavirus. It is a FAIR HOUSING VIOLATION if someone refuses to rent or evict you because they believe that based on your race, national origin, or disability, you will become ill from the Coronavirus in the future.
Event Description: This FREE training will empower ALL individuals, including survivors/victims of domestic violence and homeless individuals to recognize fair housing violations. This training will also teach you how to document and report allegations of housing discrimination. This Fair Housing training will cover a brief discussion on sex discrimination (harassment and gender), familial status discrimination, disability discrimination, COVID-19 as it relates to disability discrimination in housing, and other prohibited basis. The training will also include a brief discussion about Tenants’ Rights.
April is Fair Housing and Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
When: April 26, 2023 (11:00 am – 12:30 pm)
Where: Virtual Fair Housing Training via Zoom
Register in advance for this webinar:
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 Fair Housing Initiatives Program (American Rescue Plan) of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. 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
Painful disparities in health, education, criminal justice, and housing that have come into ever-sharper focus since 2019 make it clear that we must dismantle all systems that lock racial disparities in place, especially policies that allow illegal discrimination to thrive in secrecy. Gov. Kathy Hochul emphasized the importance of fair housing in her 2023 State of the State address, remarking, “For a society to reach its full potential, equal access to housing is a must,” a point she reinforced in Wednesday’s budget address. To achieve that goal, New York needs a strong statewide co-op disclosure law that will help to eliminate the opportunity for illegal housing discrimination by co-op boards. (more…)
Wilder, Ian (2022) “20 Ways to Fight Housing Discrimination,” Touro Law Review: Vol. 38: No. 2, Article 7, 2022. Full article can be downloaded from https://digitalcommons.tourolaw.edu/lawreview/vol38/iss2/7/
When looking at the continuing size of the problem of discrimination it is easy to be paralyzed into inaction by the sweeping scope of the undertaking. (more…)
Please post to our facebook @LIFairHousing and Twitter @LIFairHousing your selfie with one of our Fair Housing posters at the following train stations. Please make sure to tag them with our account and #fairhousingselfie (more…)
The Fair Housing Investigator will be responsible for assisting in developing and implementing Long Island Housing Services’ fair housing enforcement activities in conjunction with other Fair Housing Program staff. Experience in writing, interviewing, advocacy, investigations, public speaking, training and supervision is required. Salary $53,000 plus benefits. Bilingual skills are desirable. (more…)