NYC Lawsuit Addresses Housing Voucher Discrimination

On Monday, the Housing Rights Initiative filed a lawsuit against 88 brokerage firms and landlords in New York City that have discriminated against people with housing vouchers. The suit argues that defendants’ disregard for the law exacerbates barriers to affordable housing access for the city’s 125,000 voucher holders, who are mostly Black and Latinx. “They are the gatekeepers of housing and get to decide where families live, where they work and where children go to school. Housing discrimination goes beyond the walls of housing,” says Aaron Carr, the founder and executive director of the Housing Rights Initiative.

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