DISCRIMINATION

Landlord Must Pay Fines and Damages for Racial Discrimination

October 27, 2020    

Tenant filed a complaint against landlord with the NY State Division of Human Rights (NYSDHR), claiming discrimination based on race. Tenant said that landlord told her she would have to move out because there were...

Landlord Must Lay Down Lobby Floor Mats for Mobility-Impaired Tenant

September 21, 2020    

Rent-stabilized tenant and the NY State Division of Human Rights (DHR) sued landlord for disability discrimination. They claimed this was based on landlord's denial of tenant's request for a reasonable...

Security Deposit Vouchers Are a "Source of Income" Under NYC Law

June 26, 2020    

Prospective tenant applied for an apartment from landlord, who rejected her application because she couldn't pay a cash security deposit. Tenant claimed that she had a security deposit voucher from HRA. Claiming...

Disabled Tenant Given Probationary Stay as Reasonable Accommodation

June 26, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict rent-stabilized tenant for using, or permitting the use of, her apartment for illegal activity. Landlord claimed that drugs were sold from the apartment. Tenant claimed that she didn't know...

Tenant Must Restate Discrimination Claims After Eviction

March 24, 2020    

Tenant sued the YWCA, which received federal funding to provide supportive housing to tenant in landlord's building. After tenant was evicted, tenant claimed housing discrimination by the YWCA under the Fair...

Supported Housing Program Tenant Can Sue Landlord for Discrimination

March 24, 2020    

Landlord sued to evict tenant, a mentally and physically disabled resident of a housing facility in a state- and city-funded Supported Apartments Program, for nonpayment of rent. Tenant then sued landlord in federal...

Disabled Tenant Can Keep Emotional Support Dog

November 21, 2019    

Landlord cooperative corporation filed an Article 78 appeal of a decision by the NY State Human Rights Division that it unlawfully discriminated against tenant on the basis of disability by not allowing her to keep...

Did Landlord Discriminate on Basis of Tenant's Lawful Income?

October 25, 2019    

Tenant sued landlord, its real estate broker, and other individual agents for discrimination based on lawful source of income, in violation of the NYC Human Rights Law. Tenant asked the court to decide the case in...

Tenant Can't Prove Source-of-Income Discrimination

September 25, 2019    

Landlord sued to evict tenant of three-family house for nonpayment of rent. Tenant claimed source-of-income discrimination under NYC Human Rights Law. The court ruled against tenant. Tenant failed to prove that she...

Prospective Shareholder-Tenant's Discrimination Claim Against Co-op Dismissed

September 22, 2019    

Potential cooperative shareholder-tenant sued landlord cooperative corporation for rejecting his application to buy a co-op apartment. Tenant claimed discrimination because he was Mexican American. Tenant claimed a...

Landlord Must Accept Section 8 Vouchers

September 21, 2019    

The NY Attorney General sued landlord and sought an injunction barring landlord from not accepting federal housing subsidized vouchers as a form of rent. The AG claimed that landlord's refusal to accept the...

Tenant's Housing Voucher Terminated Due to Sex Offender Conviction

March 19, 2019    

Section 8 tenant sued to reverse a county hearing officer's decision to terminate his Housing Choice Voucher assistance. Tenant was a convicted sex offender, and a level 2 registered sex offender. The county had...