It is important to realize that federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in the sale, rental or financing of a dwelling, and other housing-related transactions, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or family status. These laws include the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) and Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA). While the personal damages of housing discrimination are obvious, the greater damage to society includes the creation of prejudice, a lack of social and cultural cohesiveness, de facto segregation, substandard housing conditions, unequal educational opportunities, and poverty. Housing discrimination is explicitly illegal when it comes to protected classes, including:
- National origin
- Family status
- Sex (including sexual harassment)
- Sexual orientation
- Marital status
- Source of income
If you believe you have suffered from housing discrimination, it is important that you educate yourself of your rights and partner with an experienced lawyer to obtain compensation and justice.
Dedicated Representation When Handling Your Housing Discrimination Case
We at Bashian & Farber, LLP, are experienced at handling housing discrimination cases on behalf of tenants and are committed to doing everything possible to obtain accountability and compensation on your behalf.
Among our attorneys is a committed, experienced fair housing advocate, James L. Hyer, Esq. James previously served as the Fair Housing Testing Coordinator with a housing organization where he assisted the New York State Attorney General's Office in locating and prosecuting fair housing violations by real estate brokers. James now serves on the Board of Directors of Westchester Residential Opportunities and has handled numerous fair housing cases on behalf of claimants and respondents, in both civil court and before administrative agencies, including the New York State Division of Human Rights and the Westchester Human Rights Commission.
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Contact us today at 914-290-4550 or via email to discuss racial equal housing issues with one of our White Plains housing discrimination attorneys.