Fair Housing NYC Launched
In April 2012, NYC Human Rights Commissioner/Chair Patricia L. Gatling and NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Mathew M. Wambua launched Fair Housing NYC, a new City website explaining the rights and responsibilities of tenants, homeowners, landlords, and building owners. The new site, www.nyc.gov/fairhousingnyc, will serve as a central location for information on discrimination and fair housing opportunities under the auspices of the two agencies charged with providing and protecting fair housing in the City of New York, the Commission and HPD. Fair Housing NYC is a joint effort that supports the Commission’s and HPD’s current anti-discrimination efforts and comes during Fair Housing Month, marking the anniversaries of both Federal and City Fair Housing Laws. The new site, constructed by NYC Information Technology and Telecommunications, will enable viewers to readily access the fair housing information they need and encourage them to report discrimination.