All New Yorkers deserve fairness and respect when looking for or renting an apartment. Landlords cannot:
Refuse to rent an apartment because of someone’s immigration status, nationality, or religious beliefs
Post advertisements stating that certain types of tenants, such as immigrants or people from certain countries, are unwelcome
Fail to make adequate repairs or provide equal services to tenants because of their immigration status, nationality, or religious beliefs
If you are treated differently by a landlord because of your country of origin, your immigration status, religious beliefs, or accent, call 311 and say "Human Rights" to file a report with the NYC Commission on Human Rights.
The NYC Department of Homeless Services' "Homebase" program can help prevent evictions, provide financial counseling, and help NYC residents apply for other resources to stay in their homes and avoid entering the shelter system.