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

On March 25, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed Chapter 82 of the Laws of 2021, 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 will be published in the New York State Register on April 14, 2021. The regulation is subject to a 60-day comment period and will not become effective until formally adopted thereafter.