Follow Five Rules to Avoid Source-of-Income Discrimination
In New York City, the NYC Commission on Human Rights is charged with enforcing local fair housing laws. The New York City Human Rights Law is one of the most comprehensive civil rights laws in the nation. The law prohibits discrimination in housing based on race, color, creed, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, gender (including gender identity and sexual harassment), sexual orientation, disability, marital status, and partnership status. In addition, the law affords additional protections based on lawful occupation, family status, and any lawful source of income.