State Senator Kevin Parker’s Statement on Governor Cuomo’s Fair Housing Enforcement Program

Kevin S. Parker

February 15, 2016

Albany, N.Y. – Today, State Senator Kevin Parker issued the following statement in response to the launch of Governor Cuomo’s Fair Housing Enforcement Program:

“I am very pleased with the Governor’s announcement to launch the Fair Housing Enforcement Program in an effort to combat discrimination in rental and home sale transactions. The program will send a very strong message to housing providers that bias against an individual due to their race, sexual orientation, religion, or disability will not be tolerated in New York State.”

“The Housing Enforcement Program will ensure that families have equal opportunity to rent and buy properties throughout New York State without fear of discrimination. I support the Governor’s decision to partner with Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) in Buffalo, CNY Fair Housing in Syracuse, and Westchester Residential Opportunities in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties to implement the program.  I do hope to see in the very near future a partnership with a New York City based agency as many residents in my district in Central Brooklyn are subjected to the same prejudice when looking for somewhere to call home.”