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Fair Housing Task Force

Fair Housing Assessment, 2024

The Fair Housing Act prohibits housing discrimination that is based on a person’s:

  • Race or Color
  • National Origin
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Familial Status
  • Disability
  1. You inquire about an apartment, and the manager tells you he just rented it
  2. The owner/manager refuses to tell you why the house/unit is not available
  3. The rent or deposit is higher than advertised
  4. The manager says the unit is rented but the sign is still up
  5. You are told; “You won’t like it here; there’s no place for your kids to play”
  6. The manager says there are occupancy limits such as three people in a two bedroom unit
  7. You are asked about your marital status, race, nature of disability, or citizenship
  8. You are told the building is not made for a wheelchair, or you can’t make changes to the building
  9. You are not allowed to submit an application
  10. The manager says the unit has been taken off the market temporarily 

Agendas & Meeting Minutes

Report a Violation

Do you feel you’ve experienced housing discrimination?  Here’s what you can do to report a violation: 

Complete and submit HUD’s Housing Discrimination Form.

You can also contact CNY Fair Housing.

Not sure if you’ve experienced housing discrimination, but have a rental housing complaint? 

You can file a consumer complaint with the Attorney General’s Office.

2017 Assessment of Fair Housing

Assessment of Fair Housing Report, 2017

Emergency Housing

Fair Housing Materials

Need more information?
Contact: St. Lawrence County Planning Office
2nd Floor, Public Safety Complex
49 1/2 Court Street
Canton, NY 13617

Telephone: (315) 379-2292
E-mail the Planning Office