Resources

Fact Sheets

General Fair Housing
Disability
Source of Income
Other Protected Characteristics

Publications

GUIDES, HANDBOOKS, BROCHURES

General Fair Housing
  • Fair Housing Training Guidebook (2021)
    A comprehensive guidebook designed for use in conjunction with FHJC-authorized fair housing trainings
  • Fair Housing Guide (2019)
    A resource for professionals who provide housing counseling, search assistance, and other services to people seeking to rent or purchase housing.
  • Protected Characteristics Chart (2024)
    Protected characteristics under federal, state, and local laws within FHJC’s service area
  • Prohibited Conduct Chart (2021)
    Actions, statements, and other conduct prohibited under fair housing laws.
  • Fair Housing Toolkit (2018)
    An educational tool that describes our nation’s history of segregation, current fair housing issues, and fair housing rights. The toolkit also identifies ways to become more involved in promoting fair housing. Available in English, Mandarin, and Spanish.
  • Fair Housing and Advertising Fact Sheet (2018)
    Definitions, explanations, and guidelines to ensure responsible, nondiscriminatory advertising for housing.
  • Fair Housing Laws Factsheet (2019)
    An overview of protected classes, prohibited conduct, and available remedies under fair housing laws.
Rental Search Aids
  • FHJC Rental Search Log (2020) English | Español
    A convenient way for renters to take notes about apartments that they inquire about.
  • Tips for Home Seekers with Rental Subsidies (2020) English | Español
    Advice on interacting with landlords and others when using program vouchers in rental payments.
Nursing Home/Assisted Living – Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Guide to Auxiliary Aids and Services (2017)
    A complete list of translation services, devices, and practices legally required to be provided for deaf and hard of hearing persons living in nursing homes or assisted living facilities. Produced in conjunction with the National Association for the Deaf.
 FHJC Info

STATEMENTS, REPORTS, POLICY PAPERS

ARCHIVE

Statements, Reports, Policy Papers

Videos

Documentary

  • A Matter of Place
    An award-winning documentary from the FHJC and Kavanaugh Productions that shines a bright light on present-day housing discrimination.
  • America Divided: “A House Divided”
    Legendary TV producer Norman Lear goes undercover to explore housing inequalities in New York City.
  • Testing the Divide
    The companion documentary to Newsday’s Long Island Divided, the most exhaustive report on housing discrimination ever undertaken by a media outlet.

Feature

  • “≤” [Less Than or Equal To]
    A collection of provocative monologues about housing discrimination, inspired by real life stories. Originally conceived as an Off-Broadway play, the script is available for free to theater groups, university and high school theater departments, faith-based organizations, fair housing groups, and other non-profit organizations interested in doing readings or full productions.

Deaf Rights

  • Deaf Rights in Residential Treatment Centers
    A short educational ASL video and two public service announcements that discuss the fair housing rights of deaf and hard of hearing persons in residential treatment facilities.
  • A Home for Henry
    Fair housing rights of deaf and hard of hearing populations in nursing homes and assisted living facilities are discussed in this short film about an elderly Deaf man residing in a nursing home.

Fair Housing Laws and Regulations

FEDERAL, NEW YORK STATE, AND NEW YORK CITY LAWS & REGULATIONS

Federal Fair Housing Laws & Regulations
NY State Human Rights Law and State Division of Human Rights Rules of Practice
NYC Human Rights Law and City Commission on Human Rights

​HUD & DOJ STATEMENTS, RULES, AND GUIDELINES

General
Disability

Accessibility

Reasonable Modification and Accommodation

Service and Assistance Animals

Source of Income (Subsidies/Vouchers)
Familial Status
 Sexual Harrassment
 Sexual Orientation and Gender
Criminal Records

Fair Housing for Young Adults Initiative