Housing

Complaint Form
Complete the Complaint Form and mail to:
Nassau County Commission on Human Rights
240 Old Country Road
Suite 606
Mineola, NY 11501

What Is Prohibited?
No one may take any of the following actions in the sale and rental of housing based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, familial status, disability or source of income:
  • Refuse to rent or sell housing
  • Refuse to negotiate for housing
  • Make housing unavailable
  • Deny a dwelling
  • Falsely deny that housing is available for inspection, sale or rental
  • Set different terms, conditions or privileges for sale or rental of a dwelling
  • Provide different housing services or facilities
  • For profit, persuade owners to sell or rent
  • Deny anyone access to or membership in a facility or service (such as a multiple listing service) related to the sale or rental of housing
In mortgage lending:
  • Refuse to make a mortgage loan
  • Impose different terms or conditions on a loan
  • Set different terms or conditions for purchasing a loan
In addition, it is illegal for anyone to:
  • Threaten, coerce, intimidate or interfere with anyone exercising a fair housing right or assisting others who exercise that right
  • Discriminate in appraising property.
  • Refuse to purchase a loan
  • Advertise or make any statement that indicates a limitation or preference based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or handicap. This prohibition against discriminatory advertising applies to single-family and owner-occupied housing that is otherwise exempt from the Fair Housing Act.
Additional Protections Apply If You Have A Disability
There are specific Requirements for New Buildings (ready for 1st occupancy after March 13, 1991)