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Required Notice by Housing Providers of Tenants’ Rights to Reasonable Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities

On March 25, 2021, Chapter 82 of the Laws of 2021 was signed into law, enacting a new provision codified as Executive Law § 170 d. This statute requires the Division of Human Rights to promulgate regulations requiring housing providers “to provide notice to all tenants and prospective tenants … of their rights to request reasonable modifications and accommodations” for persons with disabilities, and repeals Chapter 311 of the Laws of 2020.

The Division of Human Rights has submitted a proposed regulation, which was published in the New York State Register on April 14, 2021, Opens in a new windowhttps://dos.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2021/04/041421.pdf. The regulation is subject to a 60-day comment period. Comments may be directed to Caroline J. Downey, General Counsel at [email protected]