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Pet-Friendly Apartments In New York City For Every Budget

More dogs and cats are finding homes during the coronavirus pandemic, as many people have turned to furry friends to fill the emotional void while they social distance in place. But finding a home for both man and man’s best friend isn’t always easy, particularly in some urban areas.

New York City has traditionally been unfriendly to dogs and cats — about 75% of landlords and co-ops don’t allow for pets; however, increased demand for pet ownership coupled with changes to the basic fabric of daily living have already begun to impact the housing market.

In some cases, landlords and owners are making excepti...

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Lawsuit Challenges HUD’s Rollback Of Key Fair Housing Rule

A coalition of fair housing advocates has filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development over the recent reversal of long-standing fair housing protections. 

The suit challenges HUD’s new disparate impact rule, which would make it more difficult for victims of discrimination to fight against systemic racism and discriminatory policies by housing providers, financial institutions and insurance companies that deprive people of the opportunities and services they need. 

The Trump administration rewrote the 2013 disparate impact rule adopted by the Obama administration, which included the standard approach to claims using this civil rights enforcement tool. 

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