NYC To Hire ‘Secret Shoppers’ To Weed Out Discriminatory Brokers, Landlords

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has outlined a plan to try to stamp out discriminatory housing practices covertly testing brokers and owners for discriminatory practices.

The “Where We Live Draft Plan,” released Tuesday, follows two years of community consultation, according to city officials. The new plan features what is known as the Fair Housing Litigation Unit, which will be charged with rolling out “secret shoppers” to see if owners or brokers are discriminating against people based on their race, income or because of a disability.

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