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The Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York's (CIDNY) goal is to ensure full integration, independence and equal opportunity for all people with disabilities by removing barriers to the social, economic, cultural, and civic life of the community.
DID YOU KNOW?
FAIR HOUSING ACT FACTS:
٠It is your responsibility to request an accommodation or modification. If you do not make the request, you may not receive what you need. That’s a Fair Housing Fact.
٠You can request an accommodation/modification at any point, even after the lease has been signed and you have moved into your home. That’s a Fair Housing Fact.
*You cannot be denied housing or be treated differently from other tenants because you have a disability.
*A landlord CANNOT ask you about your disability, unless: you are applying for housing only open to persons with certain disabilities, or you are asking for a reasonable accommodation.
Those are Fair Housing Facts.
For more information on the Fair Housing Act, go to the Fair Housing tab at the top of this page or call us at 212-674-2300 and ask to speak to someone about your housing rights.
CONSUMER WALK-IN HOURS
CIDNY is closed on Monday, January 16 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday
Manhattan office: Every Monday and Tuesday from 10:00 am-1:30 pm and on Thursday from 10:00 am-3:00 pm.
Queens office: Every Monday from 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Walk-in days are on a first come, first served basis. If you're already working with a CIDNY counselor, we encourage you to make an appointment with your counselor, since you are not guaranteed being able to see a specific counselor during walk-in hours.
For more information, call 212-674-2300 or 646-442-1520.
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Every Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 PM in Manhattan
Housing Workshop—Queens: Last Wednesday of the Month
January 25, 2017 is the next workshop at 10 am
Affordable housing is a priority for many New Yorkers. In response, CIDNY Queens will host a 2-hour housing workshop at our Queens offices. The presentation will cover: the housing options out there; NYCHA, HPD, HUD listings; NYC Housing Connect and different housing programs; what you qualify for; income and family size; and how to get and go over your credit report.
Please call 646-442-1520 to reserve your spot. Space is limited so you must let us know if you’re coming; also, let us know if you need an accommodation like American Sign Language or large print.
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CIDNY IN THE NEWS
Village Voice: Access-a-Ride Costs Exploding
Brick Underground: What it's like to navigate NYC when you have a disability.
NY Times: Steven Banks was hired to stem NY's homeless crisis. It didn't happen.
CBS NY: Advocates for People with Disabilities Sue City Over Defective Curb Cuts
NY Times: As shelter population surges, housing for disabled comes up short
The Hechinger Report: Eligible but got nothing: Hundreds of thousands of people with disabilities blocked from college aid
WNYC News: Nursing home owner in de Blasio investigation flouted state rules that protect patients
WNYC News: NYS Board of Elections and DMV Sued for Discrimination
Public News Service: Deadline Approaches for Insurance Increases
NY Times: From Nursing Home to Own Home
For archived articles please go to Publications tab- Media Coverage
YOUR GIFT MAKES A DIFFERENCE
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goals, offering one-on-one help and self-help and self-advocacy tools, education, and advocacy.
There's more to do! Join us and please give generously: 89 cents of every dollar goes directly to programs and helps us level the playing field for people with disabilities.
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FILING AN ADA COMPLAINT
If you believe you've been discriminated against as a
person with a disability, the Department of Justice has a new way for you to
file a complaint. This online form is here: http://www.ada.gov/complaint.
As of May 15, 2015, the Department will no longer accept email complaints. You
can still file a complaint by U. S.
mail. Contact the Department's ADA Information Line at 1-800-514-0301 (V) or 1-800-514-0383 (TTY) to receive a paper complaint form by mail.