88 New York Landlords Accused of Housing Bias in Lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) -

A lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in Manhattan by Housing Rights Initiative accuses 88 brokerage firms and landlords in New York City of discriminating against people with Section 8 vouchers.

The lawsuit references several conversations recorded by investigators posing as potential tenants that detail the challenges faced by renters using federal housing vouchers, The New York Times reported.

The companies named in the lawsuit include small landlords and brokers, as well as larger national companies.