Victory for Low Income Tenants; Judge Upholds City Ban on Section 8 Rent Bias

In a victory for low income tenants, New York County State Supreme Court Justice Emily Jane Goodman held that Local Law 10 and the J-51 law, which prohibit discrimination based on lawful source of income, apply to in-place tenants who tender Section 8 vouchers to their landlords.

Read the full decision.

The New York Times reported on the victory today. Congratulations to Civil Law Reform Unit Staff Judith Goldiner, Supervising Attorney; Robert Desir, staff attorney; and Roshni Shikari, paralegal, on their terrific victory in Timkovsky.

Read the full New York Times article.