(Albany, NY) Today, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) helped pass legislation (S.6874A) in the New York State Senate to address housing discrimination.
The bill ensures real estate agents who deny individuals or families the dignity of choosing their home or neighborhood based on discriminatory practices, can lose their license, have it suspended or face a fine. This legislation upholds the Human Rights Law, which makes housing discrimination of any kind illegal in New York State.
Senator David Carlucci said, “Housing discrimination of any kind is wrong. New Yorkers should not be “steered” towards certain communities based on race, ethnicity, gender or sexual identity. We need laws that do not just reflect this sentiment, but hold real estate agents accountable when this occurs. Every New Yorker should have access to equal and fair housing.”
The bill co-sponsored by Carlucci passed through the New York State Senate with bipartisan support in a vote of 59-1. The legislation must pass through the Assembly and be signed by the Governor to become law.