Complete the Complaint Form (PDF) 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)