THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF POTENTIAL FAIR HOUSING VIOLATIONS:
Refusing to rent, sell or show a property based on a potential tenant or purchaser’s
Quoting a higher price to a purchaser or renter because of the potential purchaser or
tenant’s protected characteristic.
Refusing to rent to a tenant who has children or increasing a security deposit based on the
number of children who will be living in the apartment.
Steering prospective tenants or purchasers to certain neighborhoods based on any
Refusing to rent to a potential tenant because of their source of income, including but not
limited to, Section 8 vouchers or other government subsidies.
Refusing to waive a “no pet” policy for tenants that require a service, assistance or
emotional support animal.
Discriminating at the direction of a seller or landlord or because it is the preference of a
seller or landlord.
Refusing to rent to a renter who is a victim of domestic violence.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO FILE A COMPLAINT
New York State, Department of State: (518) 474-4429
New York State, Division of Human Rights: (844) 862-8703