Fair Housing

NYS Fair Housing Notice

OUR COMMITMENT TO FAIR HOUSING

Almax Realty Equal Housing Opportunity

Alexander Maxwell Realty is firmly committed to the United States' policy of fair housing and believes that equal opportunity in housing is essential for the continued strength and success of the housing market. By working with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and local and state fair housing and community organizations, Alexander Maxwell Realty is dedicated to enforcing the New York State Fair Housing laws.

Discrimination is the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people. The New York Civil Rights Law prohibits discrimination in housing, whether you are a renter, a buyer, or a seller of real property based upon an individual’s:

Race

Color

Religion

Sex

Handicap

Familiar status

National origin

Sexual orientation

Age

Marital status

Military status

Victim of Domestic Violence

Gender identity

Source of income

Illegal activities because of a protected characteristic include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Refuse to sell, rent, or lease housing.
  • Discriminate in the terms, conditions, or privileges in the sale, rental, or leasing of housing.
  • Discriminate in providing facilities or services in connection with the sale, rental, or leasing of housing.
  • Print or circulate a statement, advertisement, or publication expressing a limitation, specification, or discrimination in the sale, rental, or leasing of housing.
  • Use an application for housing that expresses any limitation, specification, or discrimination in the sale, rental, or leasing of housing.
  • Make any record or inquiry in connection with the prospective purchase, rental, or lease of a housing accommodation that expresses any limitation, specification, or discrimination.
  • Discriminate against a person with a seeing impairment because of their use of a guide dog, or a person with hearing impairment because of their use of a hearing dog.
  • Discriminate against a person with a disability because of their use of a service dog.
  • Discriminate against a person with a disability because of their use of an emotional support animal.
  • Refuse to negotiate for the sale, rental, or leasing of housing.
  • Represent that housing is not available for sale, rental, or lease when it is available.

Fair Housing Resources

Fair housing resource page of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD’s Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity programs and initiatives

A THREE-YEAR NEWSDAY INVESTIGATION UNCOVERED WIDESPREAD EVIDENCE OF UNEQUAL TREATMENT BY REAL ESTATE AGENTS ON LONG ISLAND:

New York State Fair Housing Disclosure

NYS Fair Housing Disclosure
NYS Fair Housing Disclosure