St. Lawrence County Planning Office

 Fair Housing Task Force

   The Fair Housing Act prohibits housing discrimination that is based on a person’s:
·        Race or Color
·        National Origin
·        Religion
·        Sex
·        Familial Status
·        Disability

Examples of Possible Discrimina
 Examples of Possible Discrimination
 
1.      You inquire about an apartment, and the manager tells you he just rented it
2.      The owner/manager refuses to tell you why the house/unit is not available
3.      The rent or deposit is higher than advertised
4.      The manager says the unit is rented but the sign is still up
5.      You are told; “You won’t like it here; there’s no place for your kids to play”
6.      The manager says there are occupancy limits such as three people in a two bedroom unit
7.      You are asked about your marital status, race, nature of disability, or citizenship
8.      You are told the building is not made for a wheelchair, or you can’t make changes to the building
9.      You are not allowed to submit an application
10. The manager says the unit has been taken off the market temporarily 

Report a Violation

Do you feel you’ve experienced housing discrimination?  Here’s what you can do to report a violation: 

Complete and submit HUD’s Housing Discrimination Form.

You can also contact CNY Fair Housing.

 

Not sure if you’ve experienced housing discrimination, but have a rental housing complaint? 

You can file a consumer complaint with the Attorney General’s Office.

 

Documents from our 2013 Landlord Workshop:

 Need more information?

 Email (planning@stlawco.org) or call (315-379-2292) the County Planning Office.

 
 

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Emergency Housing

Fair Housing Materials

   

Fair Housing Membership

 

Member

Organization

Location

 

Randy Andre

SLC Office for the Aging

Canton

 

Rufus Burgess

Legal Aid Society of NNY

Canton

 

Daisy Cox

Potsdam Neighborhood Ctr

Potsdam

 

Diana Dufresne

Yelle Realty

Massena

 

Michelle Durham

NCHC

Canton

 

Fred Hanss

Village of Potsdam

Potsdam

 

Brian LaVair

NCSB

Canton

 

Mike McQuade

Code Enforcement Officer

Gouverneur

 

Jim O'Neill

CW Augustine, Inc.

DeKalb Junction
 

 

Paul Schrems

St. Mary's Church

Canton

 

John Tenbusch

SLC Planning Office

Canton

 

Amy Simmons

SLC DSS

Canton

 

Courtnie Toms

MILC

Massena

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting Minutes

December 3, 2013

February 4, 2014

 May 6, 2014

August 5, 2014

December 9, 2014

April 8, 2015

May 12, 2015

August 11, 2015

November 10, 2015

 February 25, 2016

 May 26, 2016

August 25, 2016

          November 17, 2016             February 23, 2017            May 25, 2017
     

 

 

 

 2010 Analysis of Impediments Workshop

 
 


 





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