New York State Licensing Law requires that Clients of Real Estate Agents be given the following form.
New York State Housing and Anti-Discrimination Disclosure Form
Federal, State and local Fair Housing Laws provide comprehensive protections from discrimination in housing. It is unlawful for any property owner, landlord, property manager or other person who sells, rents or leases housing, to discriminate based on certain protected characteristics, which include, but are not limited to race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military status, sex, age, disability, marital status, lawful source of income or familial status. Real estate professionals must also comply with all Fair Housing Laws.
- YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO FILE A COMPLAINT
If you believe you have been the victim of housing discrimination you should file a complaint with the New York State Division of Human Rights (DHR). Complaints may be filed by:• Downloading a complaint form from the DHR website: http://www.dhr.ny.gov;
• Stop by a DHR office in person, or contact one of the Division’s offices, by telephone or by mail, to obtain a complaint form and/or other assistance in filing a complaint. A list of office locations is available online at: https://dhr.ny.gov/contact-us, and the Fair Housing HOTLINE at (844)-862-8703.You may also file a complaint with the NYS Department of State, Division of Licensing Services. Complaints may be filed by:• Downloading a complaint form from the Department of State’s website https://www.dos.ny.gov/licensing/complaint_links.html
• Stop by a Department’s office in person, or contact one of the Department’s offices, by telephone or by mail, to obtain a complaint form.
• Call the Department at (518) 474-4429.
There is no fee charged to you for these services. It is unlawful for anyone to retaliate against you for filing a complaint.
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