You are encouraged to call us for consultation on tenants’ rights. 

If you feel you have experienced housing discrimination, please call us at 716.854.1400, stop into our offices at 1542 Main at Ferry between 9am and 1pm, or report the incident using our web form.

Helpful Links

National Fair Housing Alliance
Neighborhood Legal Services
New York State Division of Human Rights
New York State Attorney General A Guide to Tenant's Rights
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Erie County Real Property Parcel Search 

FAQ

Call us if you encounter any of these issues! We are here to help: 716.854.1400.

  • Can a prospective landlord ask my age or if I have children?
  • Can I invite other people to live with me without putting them on the lease?
  • We desperately need repairs but my landlord is not being responsive. What do I do?
  • I have been unable to contact my landlord. How do I get him/her to address problems with the property?
  • In order to evict me, my landlord has shut off my heat/thrown away my belongings/shut off my water, electric, or gas. What do I do?
  • When do I get my security deposit back and what can I do to avoid problems with getting it returned?

Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability, familial status, age, marital status, military status, and sexual orientation. Some municipalities also prohibit source of income discrimination and gender identity and expression. Housing discrimination can include refusals to rent, inconsistent tenant screening processes, and different lease provisions for tenants in a protected class. If you have further questions about your rights, contact us or view our Fair Housing page.