Discrimination

Resources for residents in Onondaga County who face discrimination

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If you are experiencing discrimination, there are many resources in Syracuse to help.

CNY Fair Housing (315-471-0420) works closely with many of the following organizations and can help identify and solve specific problems. The majority of these organizations do not work exclusively with housing, but they could help if your problem falls into one of these categories.

“We do our best to help every person who calls, which can include providing referrals to many of the great community resources that are out there,” said Sally Santangelo, CNY Fair Housing executive director.

“Help is out there, and it does exist,” added Karen Schroeder, CNY Fair Housing assistant director.

What you can do if you don’t need help, but want to help others

“There’s a lot of ways people can help. We are always looking for housing testers for helping in our investigations. People can sign up right on our

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Max AntonucciResources for residents in Onondaga County who face discrimination

Buffalo native finds professional passion as enforcement manager in Syracuse

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Buffalo-bred Greg Ayers remembers standing with his sisters at age 13 and watching construction workers build his new home.

Ayers’ parents had decided this development was a good place to start fresh. They previously lived in a home Ayers’ grandparents owned and knew it was time for a change.

The second home was where he made many of his fondest childhood memories.

“That was the life,” he says.

But just four short years later, his home had fallen apart. Today, 20 years later, he’s put it all back together, helping others find homes of their own, sometimes in the face of discrimination and other unfair practices.

The imposing Ayers — who stands 6 feet, 4 inches, 265 pounds — is the enforcement

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Justin-Rayne BryantBuffalo native finds professional passion as enforcement manager in Syracuse

Half of the Mills family moved to Pennsylvania; the other half still struggles with Syracuse education system

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For the Mills family, hope’s at the end of a

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Justin-Rayne BryantHalf of the Mills family moved to Pennsylvania; the other half still struggles with Syracuse education system

Undercover testers learn to investigate Syracuse landlords suspected of shady practices

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Greg Ayers methodically paces around the table of 12, right hand resting in his pocket and his left

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Chantel MorelUndercover testers learn to investigate Syracuse landlords suspected of shady practices

Housing discrimination common in CNY; few lawsuits filed for lack of money, time

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It should have been a straightforward case of housing discrimination, the type of case that gets

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Chantel MorelHousing discrimination common in CNY; few lawsuits filed for lack of money, time

Syracuse’s history of housing segregation, economic inequality leaves poor communities stuck

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Syracuse: Ninth most segregated city in America.

Why

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Will NorrisSyracuse’s history of housing segregation, economic inequality leaves poor communities stuck