Peter DeWind
Fair Housing Officer

Telephone:
607-687-8270

56 Main Street
Room 103
Owego, NY 13827

Main Phone:
607-687-8253

Discrimination isn't always this obvious. But it is just as hurtful and illegal. Here are possible signs you might hear from a landlord:

"There's a lot of traffic. It isn't safe for kids."
"The apartment I told you about on the phone has already been rented."
My insurance won't cover a ramp if you get hurt."
"We only take English speaking people."
"The ad is wrong. The rent is really $75 higher per month."
"Steps are what we have. We can't accommodate a walker."


IF YOU SUSPECT HOUSING DISCRIMINATION, PLEASE REPORT IT.


Visit www.hud.govjfairhousing or call the HUD Hotline
1-800-669-9777 (voice) 1-800-927-9275 (TTY)

 

April is Fair Housing Month!

Last Updated: 4/7/2023

This year, we commemorate the 55th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act, the landmark civil rights law signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson on April 11, 1968, that made discrimination in housing transactions unlawful. The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of race, color national origin, religion, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, and familial status. For more information about your fair housing rights, visit FHEO's website.


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