Skip to Main Content

Homes and Community Renewal

Fair and Equitable Housing Office

New York State Homes and Community Renewal's Fair and Equitable Housing Office (FEHO)

Under the Governor’s leadership, HCR established a new Fair and Equitable Housing Office (FEHO) in January 2015.

FEHO Mission

Our mission is to ensure New Yorkers have an equal opportunity to live in housing they desire and can afford regardless of race, color, familial status, religion, sex, disabilities, national origin, marital status, age, and sexual orientation.

  • The office is committed to removing barriers to fair housing at the state level and to affirmatively further fair housing.
  • FEHO looks at how HCR’s public investments affect the larger housing market and works to engage our partners to ensure affordable housing is available in all areas of the State.
  • FEHO provides education and outreach.
  • FEHO oversees Section 3 compliance of grantees/subgrantees to ensure that economic opportunities generated by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) financial assistance are, to the greatest extent feasible, directed to low- and very low- income persons.

Join FEHO’s email list to stay connected to trainings, events, and other items of interest related to the New York State’s fair housing initiatives, please email us at feho@nyshcr.org and send us your name, organization/company, address and telephone number.