Federal, local, and state laws prohibit housing discrimination. The Federal Fair Housing Act, The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act all provide protection from housing discrimination. Whether you are a home seeker, a landlord, or a realtor, it's important for you to know your rights and responsibilities under Fair Housing Laws. If you believe you have been discriminated against in housing, please File a Complaint with the Division of Human Rights.
To learn more about your rights under the NYS law or to file a complaint visit New York States Fair Housing website.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
“The mission of the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) is to eliminate housing discrimination, promote economic opportunity, and achieve diverse, inclusive communities by leading the nation in the enforcement, administration, development, and public understanding of federal fair housing policies and laws.” To learn more about the federal law or to file a complaint visit the FHEO website.
Law NY – Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc
Law NY provides free legal aid to people with civil legal problems. For more legal information regarding housing visit the Law NY website.