This page provides resources and information on the federal Fair Housing Act and how the law affects people with disabilities.
The information is updated regularly.  If you feel that you have been discriminated in housing because of a disability, please contact us at 212-674-2300 and ask to speak to someone about housing discrimination.

CIDNY also hosts workshops on knowing your housing rights and self advocacy, if you would like a workshop at your organization, please contact Zola Mendoza at

Next housing workshop: 
Wednesday, January 25, starts promptly at 10 a.m. 
80-02 Kew Gardens Road, Suite 107. RSVP (646) 442-1520.

Don't forget to visit CIDNY's Resources Page on Housing

Power Points created by CIDNY provide a guide to your rights under the Fair Housing Act and include major issues our consumers and advocates tell us about. 

The Fair Housing Act - Basics (English)
The Fair Housing Act (Chinese) 
The Fair Housing Act (Spanish) 

The Fair Housing Act - Applying for housing (English)
The Fair Housing Act - What to do if you've experienced discrimination (English)

Major issues around Fair Housing laws 
Major issues around Fair Housing laws (Chinese)
Aspectos Principales de las Leyes de Igaldad de Vivienda (Spanish)

Fair Housing laws & condominiums (English)
Fair Housing laws & condominiums (Chinese)
Fair Housing laws & condominiums (Spanish)

Resources from Housing and Urban Development (HUD):

Common Violations of the Fair Housing Act
Frequently Asked Questions about the Fair Housing Act

News Articles on the Fair Housing Act
Opening Acts, January 18, 2017 - Fair Housing Justice Center Newsletter
Cuomo, Ex-HUD Head, Urges Carson to Adopt His Zero Tolerance Policy on Fair Housing
Julian Castro: Leveling the Playing Field
Renting and the Law: Service Animals Exempted from No-Pets Clause 
Suit Settled Over Handicapped Accessible Housing

For more information or questions, contact Lourdes Rosa-Carrasquillo, Director of Advocacy, at