New York State Requires Enhanced Disclosures for Real Estate to Prevent Housing Discrimination

Gov. Cuomo orders investigation of NYCHA
Gov. Cuomo orders investigation of NYCHA

The New York State has new regulations requiring enhanced disclosures for real estate professionals to help prevent housing discrimination statewide.

On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo said the new regulations approved by the New York State Real Estate Board ensure that prospective home buyers, renters, sellers and landlords receive sufficient information about their rights and protections under the state law.

Last month, Gov. Cuomo directed the New York Department of State to work with the Division of Human Rights to develop and implement new regulations to fight housing discrimination. His order was in response to a report regarding housing discrimination in Long Island.

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New York State does not tolerate housing discrimination

“Housing discrimination is completely unacceptable and it’s also against the law. New York State is taking immediate action to help ensure renters and homeowners are protected from any and all discriminatory actions when it comes to safe, accessible housing,” said Gov. Cuomo in a statement.