Governor Cuomo and Legislative Leaders Announce FY 2020 Enacted Budget Includes Measure Prohibiting Discrimination Against Tenants Based on Source of Income

Posted to Applied Web NY on Fri, 04/26/2019 - 15:52

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie today announced the FY 2020 Enacted Budget includes legislation to outlaw housing discrimination based on the lawful source of a person's income. Source of income is often used by landlords as a pretext to discriminate against potential tenants who are single mothers, survivors of domestic violence, veterans, minorities, elderly individuals or individuals with disabilities. The legislation reaffirms New York's commitment to fair housing for all as the State celebrates Fair Housing Month and the anniversary of the Fair Housing Act.

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