Suffolk County is studying the obstacles to fair housing, with a deadline of April 2.
The study, known as the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, is required by the department of Housing and Urban Development. Part of the study includes surveying people who are involved in the housing industry, including consumers. The survey asks questions covering a broad range of possible discrimination, including race, disability, religion, source of income and military status.
The goal of the research is to identify whether barriers and adverse policies exist in a variety of housing components, such as rentals and sales, lending, insurance, and the public sector. Part of the study also includes collecting the opinions and experiences of people who are involved in the housing industry, including housing consumers.