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Fair Housing Task Force

Assessment of Fair Housing Report, 2017

The Fair Housing Act prohibits housing discrimination that is based on a person’s:

  • Race or Color
  • National Origin
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Familial Status
  • Disability
  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.

2017 Assessment of Fair Housing

Emergency Housing

Fair Housing Materials


Fair Housing Membership

Member

Organization

Location

Annette Bowman

NCHC

Canton

Diana Dufresne

Yelle Realty

Massena

Fred Hanss

Village of Potsdam

Potsdam

Mike McQuade

Code Enforcement Officer

Gouverneur

Andrea Montgomery

SLC Office for the Aging

Canton

Jim O'Neill

CW Augustine, Inc.

DeKalb Junction 

Colleen Ryor

SLC CDP

Canton

Amy Simmons

SLC DSS

Canton

John Tenbusch

SLC Planning Office

Canton

Courtnie Toms

MILC

Massena


Meeting Minutes


Documents from our 2013 Landlord Workshop:
Agenda
Presentation Outline by Attorney at Law Daniel S. Pease
Attorney General's Tenant's Rights Guide


Need more information?

Email County Planning Office or call (315-379-2292).


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