Racial discrimination suit filed against Urby in federal court

All three of the complainants claim they were issued notices, and threatened with eviction despite having done nothing wrong, according to a civil complaint.

News Story (New York)

Paul Liotta
Staten Island Advance
July 13, 2018

Tags: Housing: Discrimination, Housing: Landlord-Tenant, Minorities: Racial/Ethnic

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services NYC (LSNYC)


Rachel Granfield, senior staff attorney at Staten Island Legal Services, part of Legal Services NYC, said Urby violated federal, city, and state law in its “racial targeting of its low-income tenants.”

“Urby benefits from millions of dollars in incentives from New York City to offer affordable housing to low income tenants of all races in Staten Island, on an equal footing with the higher income tenants and free from harassment and discrimination,” she said in a statement.