Let Elderly Tenants know they are not on their own
You can protect vulnerable tenants
I’d like to tell you about an elderly couple on a fixed income that spoke with a LIHS HUD-certified Housing Counselor, Alisa Drinkwater. (more…)
4/26/2023 Fair Housing training
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.
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 email@example.com or 631-567-5111 ext. 375
Poll on COVID-19 and Housing
Increasing Tenant Protections against Disability and Source of Income Discrimination at Bi-county Landlord
Long Island Housing Services, Inc. today announced a settlement agreement that requires a Long Island landlord to adopt a written policy of non-discrimination and policies for reasonable accommodations for persons with disability with service animals and emotional support animals, along with providing fair housing training to its staff. (more…)
Rent Scams Information
Long Island Housing Services has added a section on Rent Scams to our Landlord & Tenant Rights page. Scammers have many creative ways to cheat you out of your money, and they seem to come up with new ideas every day. More
4/26/17 Fair Housing Expo East, Water Mill: Save the Date
LONG ISLAND HOUSING SERVICES & the PRESS NEWS GROUP invite you to
FAIR HOUSING EXPO EAST
on Wednesday. APRIL 26, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM
at the PARRISH ART MUSEUM, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill (Southampton), NY 11976 (more…)