(Hempstead, NY) Senator Kevin Thomas, Chairman of the Committee on Consumer Protection, will co-chair a joint public hearing on housing discrimination on Long Island. The hearing is a direct response to a Newsday investigation concerning racial discrimination and evidence of unequal treatment by real estate agents on Long Island. Senator Thomas will be joined by Senate Committee Chairs Brian Kavanagh and James Skoufis.
Senator Thomas said, "Discrimination has no place in our communities. We cannot and will not accept unequal treatment of home buyers anywhere on Long Island. This hearing is an opportunity for us to further investigate the situation and identify steps we can take to ensure a fair experience for all home buyers on the Island.”
Senator Brian Kavanagh, Chair of the Senate Committee on Housing
Senator Kevin Thomas, Chair of the Senate Committee on Consumer Protection
Senator James Skoufis, Chair of the Senate Committee on Investigations and Government
Senator John Brooks
Senator Jim Gaughran
Senator Todd Kaminsky
Senator Anna M. Kaplan
Senator Monica Martinez
Thursday, December 12, Student Center Theater, Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, Hofstra University, East Circle, Hempstead, NY 11550, at 10:00 am.
***Watch the hearing live***