ECBAWM Files Lawsuit Against Realty Firms and Landlord for Discrimination Against New Yorkers Living with AIDS

  • August 26, 2011

ECBAWM filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that four New York City real estate companies and the owner of a Manhattan apartment building discriminate against people with AIDS who do not work and have a monthly housing rental subsidy from the City’s HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA). The Complaint alleges that the defendants refused to show apartments, segregated rental listings according to source of income, and told prospective renters that landlords would not rent to them. The plaintiffs in the case are represented by ECBAWM’s Diane L. Houk and Housing Works.