BURA Fair Housing Division 

Tenants Rights 

Know your rights as a tenant in a rental property! 

Housing Discrimination Form

Housing discrimination is prohibited by the Fair Housing Act. 

Fair Housing Resources

City of Buffalo Fair Housing brochure


Erie County Fair Housing Information 

City of Buffalo Fair Housing Ordinance

New York State Fair Housing Information 

City of Buffalo Housing Complaints Form


" It is illegal to discriminate in the sale or rental of housing, including against individuals seeking a mortgage or housing assistance, or in other housing-related activities.


The Fair Housing Act prohibits this discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and sexual harassment), familial status, and disability."


- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 


        “I wanted to take the time to say thank you very much for your dedicated hard work. You have done a great job educating me and giving me the resources to be able to know and understand the fair housing laws and my rights as a tenant.


       I am grateful that you were able to assist me every step of the way from communicating with my landlord to coming to court. I don’t think the outcome would have been the same if I wasn’t educated and guided by you. Moving forward I will use all the tools you have giving me to be able to find the right apartment for my family. Again, I thank you very much.


      You helped take a huge burden off my shoulder knowing that I was expecting any day and getting things done in a timely fashion." 


      - Lanisha S. Williams, Buffalo resident and former Fair Housing client  

Contact Fair Housing 


Harold S. Cardwell, Jr.

Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency

Fair Housing Officer / Contract Compliance Officer

920 City Hall

Buffalo, New York 14202

716-851-4212 Fair Housing

716-851-4285 Contract Compliance




Additional Housing Resources 

Resources Checklist
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Fair Housing Information

Buffalo Fair Housing Discrimination Complaint Form
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Fair Housing Brochure
COB-FairHousingLaw-Handbook REV 12_2019.[...]
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Eviction Prevention
StandUpBuffaloFlyer_Eviction Prevention.[...]
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Foreclosure Prevention
StandUpBuffaloFlyer_Foreclosure Preventi[...]
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Housing Discrimination Form
Housing Discrimination Form.pdf
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Landlord Training Manual
landlord training manual.pdf
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Fair Housing Ordinance
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Fair Housing Proclamation
Fair Housing Proclamation.pdf
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Tenants Rights
tenants rights.pdf
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Fair Housing Brochures in Multiple Languages


Amharic Language Fair Housing Brochure
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Arabic Language Fair Housing Brochure
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Bangla Language Fair Housing Brochure
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Chinese (Simplifed) Language Fair Housing Brochure
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French Language Fair Housing Brochure
Adobe Acrobat document [318.0 KB]
German Language Fair Housing Brochure
Adobe Acrobat document [317.2 KB]
Hindi Language Fair Housing Brochure
Adobe Acrobat document [465.3 KB]
Italian Language Fair Housing Brochure
Adobe Acrobat document [318.9 KB]
Nepali Language Fair Housing Brochure
Adobe Acrobat document [432.5 KB]
Polish Language Fair Housing Brochure
Adobe Acrobat document [324.7 KB]
Russian Language Fair Housing Brochure
Adobe Acrobat document [318.8 KB]
Somali Language Fair Housing Brochure
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Spanish Language Fair Housing Brochure
Adobe Acrobat document [306.1 KB]
Swahili Language Fair Housing Brochure
Adobe Acrobat document [296.8 KB]
Urdu Language Fair Housing Brochure
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Yoruba Language Fair Housing Brochure
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