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Fair Housing Information


Fair Housing Information 

Fair Housing – It’s Your Right!

Fair housing refers to free and equal access to residential housing – i.e., housing choice. The federal Fair Housing Act makes it illegal to discriminate on the basis of a person’s race, familial status (presence of children under age 18), color, national origin, religion, disability (physical or mental), or sex. The New York State Human Rights Law protects all of the same characteristics as the federal Fair Housing Act but also makes it illegal to discriminate based on creed, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or military status.

Orange County complies with the federal Fair Housing Act and the New York State Human Rights Law. The County is committed to promoting fair housing choice for all people.

Fair Housing FAQ

What kind of housing is covered by the Fair Housing Act?

Most housing is covered by the Fair Housing Act. In some circumstances, the Act exempts owner-occupied buildings with no more than four units, single family housing sold or rented without the use of a broker, and housing operated private clubs that limit occupancy to members.

In New York State, fair housing laws cover most housing, with three main exceptions:

One- or two-family owner-occupied buildings; Room rentals in housing for individuals of the same sex; and Room rentals in owner-occupied housing.

Illegal Actions

Fair housing laws apply to the sale or rental of housing and also to mortgage lending. They cover some very specific actions. Some typical examples include Refusing to rent, sell, finance, insure, or negotiate for housing; Making housing unavailable; Setting different terms or conditions, or providing unequal services; Printing or circulating a discriminatory advertisement; Refusing to make or provide information for a loan, or imposing different terms or conditions for a loan; or Harassing, threatening, intimidating, or coercing anyone, including sexual harassment.

Those with Disabilities Are Protected

Under the fair housing laws, a landlord may not: Refuse to make reasonable modifications to a dwelling or common use area to accommodate a person’s disability; or Refuse to make reasonable accommodations in policies or services if necessary for the disabled person to use the housing. In addition, any multi-family housing built after 1991 must comply with accessibility requirements to ensure that public and common use areas and units are accessible for people with disabilities.

Fair Housing Links


New York Human Rights Law:

Federal Fair Housing Act Link:

Who can I contact if I believe I’ve been discriminated against?

Complaints related to discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or familial status may also be filed directly with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

What information do I need to provide to file a fair housing complaint?

If you suspect that you have been discriminated against with regard to housing, file a complaint as soon as possible because there are time limits on when a complaint can be filed with HUD after an alleged violation.

Try to include the following information, if possible, when filing a complaint:

  • The name and address;
  • The name and address of the person(s) or Company the complaint is against;
  • The address or other identifying information of the housing or program the complaint is being filed against;
  • A brief description of what happened that caused you to file the complaint; and
  • The date(s) of the alleged discrimination.

How can I file a fair housing complaint?

Fair housing complaints can be filed with HUD by telephone, online, email and by mail.



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If you have questions or believe you have been a victim of housing discrimination, you may also contact the Civil Rights Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office at 212-416-8250 or

Repairing the Damage

If discrimination has taken place, the laws direct that steps may be taken to remedy the situation. This can include Requiring changes in policies and practices; Making the housing or loan available; Assessing money damages and/or attorney fees; or Imposing civil fines and penalties.



special meeting notice 5.3.2023

 Special Meeting

Date: Wednesday – May 3, 2023

Time: 8:00 PM

There will be a Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees, which will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. The Special Meeting will be held at Village Hall located at 811 State Route 208, within the Village of South Blooming Grove, and having a mailing address of Monroe, New York. This Special Meeting will be held for the purpose of authorizing the Village to retain special counsel with regard to Orange County vs. Village of South Blooming Grove.  This notice will be published on the Village of South Blooming Grove’s web site .

Dated: May 3, 2023

By Order of the Village Board
Village of South Blooming Grove

Village of South Blooming Grove Shuttle Service

Dear Village Residents,

We are excited to announce that starting TODAY, Monday, March 20, 2023, our new shuttle service will be up and running!

We have hired a manager for the buses, Mr. Dov Guttman, who will be overseeing the Shuttle Service.

Ticket books can be purchased at Village Hall and on the Shuttle.

In the coming days and weeks, we will be adjusting the routes and schedules based on your feedback, so please let us know what you think.

To access information on pricing, scheduling, and to submit feedback to the transit department, please call us at 845-782-2600 extension 600. You can also listen to the schedules to plan your transportation accordingly.

We are thrilled to offer this service to the community, and we hope it makes your daily commute easier and more convenient.

This initiative also furthers our initiative to reduce the amount of vehicles travleing village roads and to help reduce traffic and congestion in our Village.

Thank you for your support, and we look forward to hearing your feedback.


George Kalaj


Zalmon Rosner

DOT Commissioner

Snow Emergency 3/13/2023 through 3/15/2023

Snow Emergency Monday – March 13, 2023 – 10:00 pm thru Wednesday – March 15, 2023 – 6:00 am


  • No Parking within the Municipal Roadway during any winter weather event or Snow Emergency.
  • The Village and/or it’s Highway Department will not be responsible for damage to any vehicle or personal property that is within the municipal roadway during a winter weather event or Snow Emergency.
  • Do not put any snow from your residential driveway and/or property into the municipal roadway.
  • The Villages Code Enforcement Officer will issue a summons if it is determined that a Resident is blatantly placing snow within the municipal roadway and therefore causing a hazard.
  • Mailboxes: Please make sure that your mailbox and its support post are “structurally” sound for normal municipal snowplowing operations.
  • All Vehicles and personal belongings must be kept back a minimum of 10’ from the curb line as top allow for normal plowing operations.
  • The Village will not be responsible for any vehicles or personal belongings that are within the Villages municipal “Right of Way”.