Assessment of Fair Housing Report, 2017
The Fair Housing Act prohibits housing discrimination that is based on a person’s:
- Race or Color
- National Origin
- Familial Status
- You inquire about an apartment, and the manager tells you he just rented it
- The owner/manager refuses to tell you why the house/unit is not available
- The rent or deposit is higher than advertised
- The manager says the unit is rented but the sign is still up
- You are told; “You won’t like it here; there’s no place for your kids to play”
- The manager says there are occupancy limits such as three people in a two bedroom unit
- You are asked about your marital status, race, nature of disability, or citizenship
- You are told the building is not made for a wheelchair, or you can’t make changes to the building
- You are not allowed to submit an application
- The manager says the unit has been taken off the market temporarily
Report a Violation
Do you feel you’ve experienced housing discrimination? Here’s what you can do to report a violation:
Complete and submit HUD’s Housing Discrimination Form.
You can also contact CNY Fair Housing.
Not sure if you’ve experienced housing discrimination, but have a rental housing complaint?
You can file a consumer complaint with the Attorney General’s Office.
2017 Assessment of Fair Housing
- ACS Socio-Economic and Housing Maps
- Summary of Stakeholder Meetings
- Assessment of Fair Housing Document
Fair Housing Materials
- Brochure & Posters
- "A Good Place to Live" Guidebook
- Sample Rental Lease
- Checklist for Tenants: Things to Do to Protect Yourself Before Signing a Lease
Documents from our 2013 Landlord Workshop:
Presentation Outline by Attorney at Law Daniel S. Pease
Attorney General's Tenant's Rights Guide
Need more information?
Email County Planning Office or call (315-379-2292).
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