Source of Income Discrimination: Enforcing New York State’s New Housing Discrimination Law

Join us for a panel discussion about legal strategies, investigative approaches, and types of remedies that can be obtained in source of income discrimination cases.

Sponsored by the Fair Housing Justice Center and CUNY Law School

Wednesday, June 19th  2PM – 4:30PM

CUNY Law School
2 Court Square, Room 1/203
Long Island City, NY, 11101
(Across the street from the E, G, M, and 7 Subway Lines)
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CLE credits available for attorneys, (in-person attendees only).

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About the Seminar

In April, the State of New York passed the Lawful Source of Income Anti-Discrimination Act of 2019, adding source of income as a protected characteristic under the State Human Rights Law. Across the State, households with income from sources other than employment and households seeking to pay all or part of their rent with public subsidies are now protected from illegal housing discrimination. This seminar will feature experienced civil rights attorneys who, for the past 10 years, have been enforcing the source of income discrimination law in New York City. The seminar will highlight some of the unique issues that arise in source of income cases that do not routinely occur in other fair housing cases.

Please join our panel of experts in a discussion about legal strategies, investigative approaches, and types of remedies that can be obtained in source of income discrimination cases:

  • Kevin M. Cremin, Director of Litigation for Disability and Aging Rights, Mobilization for Justice
  • Robert Desir, Staff Attorney, Legal Aid
  • Diane L. Houk, Of Counsel, Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP
  • Armen Merjian, Legal Director, Housing Works
  • Mariann Meier Wang, Partner, Cuti Hecker Wang LLP
  • Shaye Belcon, Senior Investigative Coordinator, Fair Housing Justice Center

Who Should Attend?

The Seminar open to fair housing enforcement professionals, fair housing attorneys (tenants), law students, and housing/civil rights advocates.

What is the Cost of Attending?

Free, but there is limited seating so advance registration is required. Click here to register.

Can I participate digitally?

Yes, the seminar will be streaming with an online interactive component. The link will be provided after registration.

 

Please Note: CLE Credit will be available for attorneys attending in-person only.