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More than 100 NYC real estate professionals accused of discriminating against renters with government-issued vouchers

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.

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