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HUD Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP) Agencies in New York State

HUD provides FHAP funding annually on a noncompetitive basis to State and local agencies that enforce fair housing laws that are substantially equivalent to the Fair Housing Act.

FHAP-funded activities help protect families and individuals who believe they have been victims of discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or familial status (i.e., the presence of children) in the sale, rental, or financing of housing.

The FHAP supports a variety of fair housing administrative and enforcement activities, including complaint processing, training, implementation of data and information systems, and other special projects.

New York State Division of Human Rights
1 Fordham Plaza
4th Floor
Bronx, NY 10458-5885
(718) 741-8326

Rockland County Commission on Human Rights
2 New Hampstead Road
Suite 208
New City, NY 10956-3637
(845) 708-7200

Westchester County Human Rights Commission
112 East Post Road
3rd Floor
White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 995-7710 Fax No. (914) 995-7720


HUD Fair Housing Initiatives Programs (FHIP) Agencies in New York State

Fair Housing Initiative Program (FHIP) Fair housing organizations and other non-profits that receive funding through the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) assist people who believe they have been victims of housing discrimination.

FHIP organizations partner with HUD to help people identify government agencies that handle complaints of housing discrimination. They also conduct preliminary investigation of claims, including sending "testers" to properties suspected of practicing housing discrimination. Testers are minorities and whites with the same financial qualifications who evaluate whether housing providers treat equally-qualified people differently.

Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A
105 Court St.
Fl. 3
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201
(718) 237-5500

CNY Fair Housing, Inc.
731 James Street
Syracuse, N.Y. 13230
(315) 471-0420       

Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Inc.
1542 Main Street
Buffalo, N.Y. 14209
(716) 854-1400

Legal Assistance of Western N.Y.
Monroe County Legal Assistance Center
One West Main Street
4th Floor
Rochester, N.Y. 14614
(585) 325-2520

Long Island Housing Partnership, Inc.
180 Oster Ave.
Suite 800
Hauppauge, N.Y. 11788
(631) 435-4710

Long Island Housing Services, Inc.
640 Johnson Ave.
Suite 8
Bohemia, N.Y. 11716
(631) 567-5111

MFY Legal Services, Inc.
299 Broadway
New York, N.Y. 10004
(212) 417-3727

NYC Fair Housing Justice Center
5 Hanover Square
17th Floor
New York, NY 10004-2682

South Brooklyn Legal Services
105 Court St.
Fl. 3
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201
(718) 237-5500

Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc.
470 Mamaroneck Ave.
White Plains, N.Y. 10605
(914) 428-4507


National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA)

NFHA works to eliminate housing discrimination and to ensure equal housing opportunities for all people through leadership, education, outreach, public policy initiatives advocacy and enforcement.

For additional information visit their website.