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Cuomo Introduces Program To Address Housing Discrimination

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has launched his so-called Fair Housing Enforcement Program to root out racial and sexual discrimination in the housing market.

Cuomo spoke Sunday at the Convent Avenue Baptist Church in Harlem.

"We haven't been aggressive in enforcing the law in the past, but it's illegal. And I want to be just as aggressive in enforcing those laws as we are in enforcing the anti-drug laws, and every other law. Let's enforce the anti-discrimination law."

Cuomo, a Democrat, also advocated for other items on his legislative agenda including paid family leave, criminal justice reform, and raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Lucas Willard is a reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011.
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