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. (more…)

NYS can help homeowners — and save money

Update: Thank you Governor Cuomo, Attorney General James, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie for fully funding the Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP) in the proposed New York State budget..  New York homeowners will particularly need the assistance of experienced Housing Counselors and  Attorneys in dealing with the aftermath of COVID-19 on their ability to pay their mortgages. (more…)

A week of fighting housing discrimination!

Our job is to fight housing discrimination every day, but last week was so full of public events fighting segregation that we had to share it with you. We are going the share the week flashback style by starting with this past Friday and then running through the the rest of week starting with last Monday. (more…)

Source of Income Housing Discrimination Protections

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…)

Fair Housing Discussion 4/30/19

Tuesday, April 30th from 10am-1pm. Attend a discussion with the New York State Division of Human Rights on protections against discrimination in housing. This event is FREE and open to the public at St. Joseph’s College Auditorium, 155 West Roe Blvd., Patchogue, NY 11772. RSVP: RSVP@dhr.ny.gov or 718-741-8301. (more…)

Mastic Beach settles Racial Housing Discrimination suit with LIHS

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law announced today a major settlement in the case of Long Island Housing Services, Inc. v. Village of Mastic Beach (EDNY). This case against the Village of Mastic Beach, New York and Timothy Brojer, the former Village Administrator of Mastic Beach, challenged code enforcement actions of the defendants that were alleged to discriminatorily target African American renters and their landlords in violation of their constitutional rights. (more…)

NY settles housing discrimination with Yaphank GASL

New York Attorney General Schneiderman’s investigation found that German American Settlement League (GASL) historically excluded individuals of non-white and non-German heritage – violating federal, state, and local laws. GASL will overhaul its policies to end discrimination against individuals on the basis of race or origin and comply with all non-profit and fair housing laws; replace its president and treasurer; and regularly report to the AG to demonstrate compliance. (more…)

Allocate $10 Million in the Budget to help New Yorkers avoid Foreclosure

New York State’s Foreclosure Prevention Services Network urges the New York State Senate and Assembly to work together with Governor Andrew Cuomo to allocate funding to ensure the survival of an effective and highly trained network of housing counselors and legal services providers that help families stay in their homes, help seniors avoid foreclosure due to reverse mortgages and give teeth to the comprehensive foreclosure reforms the Governor led last year. (more…)

LIHS joins Commitment to Consumer Protections for New Yorkers

New Yorkers for Responsible Lending (NYRL), a statewide coalition of more than 180 consumer protection and fair lending groups, reaffirmed its commitment to the goal of financial justice for all New Yorkers and pledged to be a “firewall” against any federal backsliding on consumer financial protection, fair lending and marketplace oversight under the Trump administration. Long Island Housing Services, Inc. (LIHS) is a member of the executive board of NYRL.  (more…)

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