A new lawsuit has been filed against over 120 real estate companies and brokers in New York City, accusing them of housing discrimination against renters with government-issued vouchers. This legal action follows refusals by some real estate professionals to accept vouchers, which is against the law. The nonprofit watchdog group Housing Rights Initiative conducted a six-month investigation posing as voucher holders and recorded conversations where brokers denied voucher holders access to housing. Advocates are urging the mayor to allocate $1 million to enforce violations of the voucher program, as they believe the city needs better enforcement of existing laws.
More than 100 NYC real estate professionals accused of discriminating against renters with government-issued vouchers
- by Ethan Sausa