Fair and Equitable Housing Office

Fair and Equitable Housing Office
Fair and Equitable Housing Office (FEHO)

Under the Governor’s leadership, HCR established a new Fair and Equitable Housing Office (FEHO) in January 2015.

FEHO Mission

Our mission is to ensure New Yorkers have an equal opportunity to live in housing they desire and can afford regardless of race, color, familial status, religion, sex, disabilities, national origin, marital status, age, gender identity or expression and sexual orientation.

  • The office is committed to removing barriers to fair housing at the state level and to affirmatively further fair housing.
  • FEHO looks at how HCR’s public investments affect the larger housing market and works to engage our partners to ensure affordable housing is available in all areas of the State.
  • FEHO provides education and outreach.
  • FEHO oversees Section 3 compliance of grantees/subgrantees to ensure that economic opportunities generated by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) financial assistance are, to the greatest extent feasible, directed to low- and very low- income persons.

2023 Fair Housing Testing Notice of Funding Availability Due Date: December 28th 2023

How to File a Fair Housing Complaint
Federal and state law prohibits housing discrimination based on your race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or disability. If you have been trying to buy or rent a home or apartment and you believe your civil rights have been violated, you can file a fair housing complaint.
Fair Housing Partner Resources
For additional Fair Housing Assistance, explore our Fair Housing Partner resources:
HUD Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP) Agencies
HUD Fair Housing Initiatives Programs (FHIP) Agencies
National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA)
Keep in Touch
FEHO Contact Information & Email List

Fair and Equitable Housing Office (FEHO)

Telephone: (518) 473-3089
Email: [email protected]

Join FEHO’s email list to stay connected to trainings, events, and other items of interest related to the New York State’s fair housing initiatives, please email us at [email protected] and send us your name, organization/company, address and telephone number.

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