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NYC Human Rights Law and PWDs

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For our members in the NYC area….

In commemoration of Fair Housing Month, the NYC Commission on Human Rights invites you to panel discussions on
Protections under the NYC Human Rights Law for Persons with Disabilities: Enriching and Strengthening Our City
Monday, April 25, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Congregation Beit Simchat Torah
130 West 30 Street, New York, NY
To request an accomodation and to RSVP
please contact Isaac Parsee at 212-416-0181 or IParsee@cchr.nyc.gov
Intake by NYC Commission on Human Rights staff will be available
Breakfast will be provided
Representatives from NYC government agencies will discuss and answer questions on housing discrimination and protections under the NYC Human Rights Law:

Who must comply with the NYC Human Rights Law?

Can landlords refuse to accept disability income or vouchers?

What can be done when a person with disability is discriminated against in housing?

When is a reasonable accommodation necessary?

What is an assistance animal?
Panels
Reasonable Accommodations in Housing under the NYC Human Rights Law
Housing Opportunities for People with Disabilities
 
The NYC Human Rights Law protects residents of and applicants for most types of housing in New York City against discrimination. The prohibitions specifically cover discrimination because of race, color, religion/creed, national origin, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, disability, marital or partnership status, lawful source of income (including housing subsidies), lawful occupation, alienage or citizenship status, and the presence of children.
For more information, please visit nyc.gov/humanrights or call 311.
 
Co-Sponsored by:
Commission on Human Rights
Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
@NYCCHR
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