The New York City Human Rights Law applies to tenants of or applicants to housing covered by the New York City Human Rights Law. Learn more about the the types of housing covered by the New York City Human Rights Law.
Any person with the authority to rent, sell, or deal with applicants for, or residents of, a housing accommodation may be liable for housing discrimination. This includes landlords, superintendents, rental and managing agents, real estate brokers and agents, and co-op and condominium board members. Lending institutions, such as banks and mortgage brokers, insurance companies, and appraisers may also be held liable for housing discrimination.
Additionally, newspapers that print discriminatory advertising may be held liable for publishing ads that convey discriminatory limitations. Learn more about Real Estate Ads.
If you believe you have been the victim of discrimination, contact us to file a complaint. The New York City Human Rights Law requires that the complaint be filed within one year from the date of the last alleged act of discrimination.
If you would like to attend a free workshop on the New York City Human Rights Law, visit the events tab for upcoming workshop or visit the contact us tab to contact call the New York City Commission on Human Rights.