" 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
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