Fair Housing NYC

Fair Housing NYC is a joint program between the NYC Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) and the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD).

The goals and objectives of Fair Housing NYC are to protect New Yorkers from unwarranted discrimination in obtaining housing accommodations, including both rental and homeownership opportunities; to educate project sponsors receiving financial assistance from HPD and building owners regarding their federal, state, and local fair housing obligations; and to evaluate the effectiveness of the various fair housing tools employed by the City to strengthen fair housing efforts.

Housing discrimination is illegal.

Housing is at the center of our lives. It helps stabilize our families and connect us to our schools, work, neighborhoods, and friends. The City's fair housing laws reflect its committment to equal opportunitiy and fair treatment when looking for a home or residing in any of our diverse neighborhoods. Housing discrimination is illegal and simply has no place here.

Learn your rights and responsibilities under the NYC Human Rights Law.