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Please Support Co-Op Fairness Act

Photo © by Bernard Kleina

February 23, 2024


Hello, Friend of Fair Housing,

I am reaching out because the FHJC needs your support.

Will your organization support the “Fairness in Cooperative Homeownership Act” (S2964A/A1778)?

Click here to add your organization’s name to our list of supporters.

Cooperative housing is often an affordable alternative to traditional homeownership, but the application process needs to be more consistent and fair. Although applicants may meet all of the requirements, co-op boards can reject prospective applicants without any explanation, and this secrecy allows housing discrimination to thrive. The lack of transparency in the decision-making process leaves applicants confused and helpless, with no legal obligation for co-op boards to provide reasons for rejection. When there is no accountability for housing discrimination, residential segregation becomes exacerbated. Fair housing laws protect the rights of all New Yorkers, regardless of their housing choices. It’s time for a change, and that’s why we’re advocating for enactment of the “Fairness in Cooperative Homeownership Act.”

If you wish to add your organization to the list of supporters, please click on the link provided: https://forms.gle/oWKCd3JpNMjXtgyX6

Please share the link above with any organization you think would be interested in supporting this bill.

The full sign on letter can be read and downloaded HERE.

Do not hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any questions or concerns:
Britny McKenzie, Policy Manager bmckenzie@fairhousingjustice.org


Sincerely yours,

Britny J. McKenzie, MSW (she/her)
Policy Manager
Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc.
30-30 Northern Blvd., Suite 302
Long Island City, NY 11001
P: 212-400-8201 ext. 276

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“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor”  -Desmond Tutu