This bill would make denying access to building amenities a form of discrimination.
- Filed (End of Session)
Int. No. 731
By Council Members Johnson, Levine, the Public Advocate (Ms. James), Rosenthal, Torres, Reynoso, King, Mealy, Mendez, Rose, Cohen, Rodriguez and Constantinides
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the prohibition of discrimination in housing.
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Subparagraph four of paragraph a of subdivision five of section 8-107 of chapter one of title eight of the administrative code of the city of New York is renumbered to be subparagraph five and a new subparagraph four is added to read as follows:
(4) To discriminate against any person or group of persons in the use or enjoyment of any building amenity because of the actual or perceived race, creed, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, partnership status, or alienage or citizenship status of such person or persons, or because of any lawful source of income of such person or persons, or because such person or persons occupy an affordable dwelling unit or because children are, may be or would be residing with such person; provided that, as used in this subparagraph:
(i) The term “affordable dwelling unit” means a dwelling unit that is within a multiple dwelling, as such terms are defined in the housing maintenance code, and that satisfies at least one of the following conditions:
(A) Occupancy of the dwelling unit is restricted based on occupant income pursuant to any law, rule or federal, state or city program for the development of affordable housing; or
(B) The rent, sale price or resale price, as applicable, of the dwelling unit is restricted pursuant to any law or rule or any federal, state or city program for the development of affordable housing; and
(ii) The term “building amenity” means any equipment, feature or space within a multiple dwelling that may be used in common by the lawful occupants of two or more dwelling units within such multiple dwelling, including, but not limited to, entrances, elevators, freight elevators, gyms, pools, laundry rooms, laundry equipment, roof terraces, outdoor areas, or wireless internet.
§ 2. This local law shall take effect 60 days after enactment.