Newsday OpEd: Re-envision schools as enrollment dips

Newsday LogoFrom a Newsday Guest Essay by Ian Wilder, Long Island Housing Services’ Executive Director:

While much of the recent discussion over how to fund our schools has focused on districts where enrollment is declining, some districts are being overburdened by increased enrollment. We should be discussing how to shift resources from underburdened districts to overburdened ones, to better serve students Islandwide and reduce segregation’s continuing effect on students. I come to this topic as a nonprofit administrator with deep experience in budgeting, influenced by my work at the intersection of education and housing and by being raised by a father who was an educator.

Smithtown Apartment Complex Settles Familial Status and Source of Income Discrimination Complaints

As seen in Long Island Business News, Newsday, and The Real Deal:

Long Island Housing Services (LIHS) settled a Familial Status and Source of Income complaint against Harbour Club LLC d/b/a Willow Lake Apartments. In 2021, as part of the systemic investigation for potential source of income discrimination, LIHS’ testers posed as ordinary home seekers to document the treatment they experienced for LIHS to determine compliance with fair housing laws.

Smithtown landlord settles income discrimination complaint 


When I was at my “rock bottom” . . .

As I wrote yesterday, I often write to you about Long Island Housing Services‘ civil rights work fighting housing discrimination, as chronicled in the media stories. 

Our work also includes overcoming housing insecurity on other fronts. Today, I wanted to tell you what William S. said about our foreclosure prevention team: (more…)

Reflections I shared at the Bay Shore Unitarian on Fighting Housing Discrimination

Unitarian Universalist Society of the South Shore
October 1, 2023

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Copiague and Bay Shore Apartment Complexes Settle Source of Income and Disability Discrimination Complaints

As seen in Newsday and The Real Deal:

Long Island Housing Services (LIHS), Suffolk Independent Living Organization (SILO) and four individual Complainants settled complaints of housing discrimination on the basis of Disability and/or Source of Income against The Cassata Organization Family Limited Partnership, Cassata Holding Company LLC, Oakwood Manor LLC, Nu Horizons LLC, and Michele Cassata (Respondents). (more…)

Islip Real Estate Company Settles Complaints of Source of Income, Familial Status and Age Discrimination

As seen in Newsday and The Real Deal:

Long Island Housing Services (LIHS) settled a housing discrimination complaint on the basis Source of Income, Familial Status, and Age Discrimination against Kennedy Realty, Inc.  Kennedy Realty, Inc. is a real estate company with an office in Islip, New York. (more…)

Housing Discrimination Rights training including arrests and convictions 11/15/23

Capacitación sobre derechos contra la discriminación en vivienda incluyendo arrestos y condenas


This FREE training will educate the general public on how to recognize fair housing violations under New York State Human Rights Law.  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.


Coram Apartment Complex Settles Source of Income Discrimination Complaint

Long Island Housing Services (LIHS) settled a Source of Income complaint against Oakview Apartments in Coram, Homestead Village Associates, and Cole Group Realty.

As seen in Newsday


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