Fair Housing

Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

General Information

The City of Elmira is an "Entitlement Community" under the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and a "Participating Jurisdiction" under the HOME Program. The rules and regulations governing these programs require the City to affirmatively further fair housing.

The City of Elmira is committed to creating equal housing opportunities and prohibiting discrimination for all persons in housing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and familial status under the federal Fair Housing Act.  In addition to the classifications covered under federal law, the City recognizes the following protected classes which are also covered under New York State Human Rights Law: age, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, domestic violence victim status, arrest or conviction record, or predisposing genetic characteristics.

City of Elmira Analysis of Fair Housing Impediments 2020