The National Fair Housing Alliance, based in Washington, DC, works to eliminate housing discrimination and to ensure equal housing opportunity for all people through leadership, education and outreach, membership services, public policy initiatives, advocacy and enforcement.
The Department of Justice is dedicated, in part, to enforcing the law and defending the interests of the United States according to the law and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.
The National Fair Housing Advocate Online is a resource designed to serve both the fair housing advocacy community and the general public with timely news and information regarding the issues of housing discrimination.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)'s mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination.
The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law is a national legal advocate for people with mental disabilities. Through precedent-setting litigation and in the public policy arena, the Bazelon Center works to advance and preserve the rights of people with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities.
Civilrights.org is a collaboration of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund to serve as the site of record for relevant and up-to-the minute civil rights news and information.
The National Council of La Raza is the largest national constituency-based Hispanic organization and the leading voice in Washington, DC for the Hispanic community. It is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax- exempt organization established to reduce poverty and discrimination and improve life opportunities for Hispanic Americans.
State and Local
The New York State Division of Human Rights ensures equal opportunity in employment, housing, public accommodation, education and credit.
Legal Services of Central New York (LSCNY) serves clients in the core counties of Cayuga, Cortland, Jefferson, Onondaga and Oswego. Special grants to provide representation to individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illness expands service to Broome, Chemung, Chenengo, Delaware, Herkimer, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Oswego, Schuyler, Tioga, and Tompkins counties. More than 300 private lawyers participate in the LSCNY Pro Bono Project, providing thousands of hours of free legal services to eligible clients.
The Housing Complaints section of the Division of Code Enforcement is to safeguard life, health and property, preserve the City's housing and enhance neighborhood livability. It enforces the City Code by responding to reports and complaints about housing maintenance, overgrown yards, trash and debris and disabled vehicles on private property.