[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Green Island 5-5-1980. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This code shall be known and may be cited as the "Fair Housing Code of the Village of Green Island, New York."
It is hereby declared that the purpose of this code is to provide a mechanism for enforcing the state and federal housing laws as they apply to discrimination on a local level.
Each realtor, owner, corporation or landlord is responsible for seeing that he follows the requirements of this code in renting, leasing or selling any dwelling within the Village of Green Island.
In renting, leasing or selling a dwelling within the Village of Green Island, no person or persons will be refused as a renter, lessee or buyer due to his/her/their color, creed, race or religion or due to the fact that he/she/they have children.
All applicable state and federal laws regarding fair and/or open housing shall be complied with when renting, leasing or selling a dwelling.
This code shall be enforced by the local Fair Housing Officer, who will be appointed by the Village of Green Island.
The Fair Housing Officer shall have the authority to make, adopt and promulgate such written rules, regulations and forms as he may deem necessary for the proper enforcement and administration of this code and to secure the intent thereof. Such rules, regulations and forms shall not be in conflict with the provisions of this code or any other local ordinance. Said rules, regulations and forms shall be on file and available for public view.
If any realtor, landlord or homeowner is reported to be violating or to have violated the conditions set forth in this code or in the rules and regulations of the Fair Housing Officer, that person or persons will be investigated. If the person or persons is found to be in violation of any state or federal law, appropriate action will be taken to see that the penalties for violation are executed.
The Village Board is hereby designated to hear and decide any appeals or review any order, requirement, determination or decision made by the Fair Housing Officer.
Any person aggrieved by a determination or action of the Fair Housing Officer shall file a request for review to the Village Board within 30 days of the determination or decision.
Upon receiving a request for review, the Village Board will schedule a hearing on the appeal and notify all parties thereof. The Village Board shall make a decision on the appeal within 35 days of the hearing. The Village Board may reverse or affirm wholly or in part or may modify any order, requirement, decision or determination of the Fair Housing Officer.