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Source of Income Discrimination: Enforcing New York State’s Housing Discrimination Law

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June 14, 2023


Source of income discrimination has been a protected characteristic since 2008 in New York City, and throughout New York State since 2019. New York households with income from sources other than employment and those seeking to pay all or part of their rent with government vouchers or subsidies are all protected from housing discrimination.

Join us Wednesday, June 28th at 2:00 PM for a discussion of legal strategies, investigative approaches, and types of remedies that can be obtained in source of income discrimination cases, led by FHJC Executive Director/General Counsel Elizabeth Grossman and FHJC Legal Coordinator Madhulika Murali.

The 50-minute webinar will cover protections under the New York State Human Rights Law and the New York City Human Rights Law. It will include an interactive discussion of types of lawful source of income, as well as examples of frequent discriminatory practices. Attendees will learn about the disparate treatment and disparate impact theories of discrimination as well as enforcement options. It will conclude with a review of the FHJC’s important litigation involving a variety of source of income discrimination claims.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits are available for this webinar. Attorneys licensed in New York State can receive one hour of CLE credit in the category of Professional Practice. This CLE program is approved for both experienced and newly admitted attorneys.

There is no cost to attend, but advance registration is required. Click HERE to register, or visit bit.ly/SOIWebinarFHJC. Course materials, including CLE certification forms, will be available via Dropbox link included in registration confirmation email message.

For questions or reasonable accommodation requests, please contact Community Engagement Coordinator Craig Waletzko at cwaletzko@fairhousingjustice.org.

This event is made possible with funding from New York State Homes and Community Renewal.

The mission of the FHJC, a nonprofit civil rights organization, is to eliminate housing discrimination; promote policies and programs that foster open, accessible, and inclusive communities; and strengthen enforcement of fair housing laws in the New York City region.