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Off-Campus Housing

SUNY New Paltz does not work with or endorse any specific company or landlord, but you can check to see if there are any openings available at these places:

  • Ridge Apartments: These are probably more expensive than the rest because they are newer, and they are right across the street from the middle of campus.
  • Southside Apts: A two-to-eight minute walk to the middle of campus, depending what part of the complex the apartment is located (it's huge and it's almost like living on campus as it's all students). Call 845-255-7205.
  • Paltz Commons: An eight-minute walk from the north end of campus. Call 845-389-3321 or email paltzcommons@aol.com.
  • Three Prospect: An eight-minute walk from the north end of campus. Call 845-255-8721.
  • Windsor Court Apartments: Right across the street from Southside Apartments.
  • Village Arms Condominiums: A 12-minute walk from the north end of campus. Call 845-255-9102.
  • New Paltz Gardens: A 15-minute walk from the north end of campus.
  • Turtle Rock Apartments: A 15-minute walk from the north end of campus.
  • Bella Terra Apartments: Fifteen minutes from the south end of campus.
  • Off Campus Student Housing Co.: A 15-minute walk from the north end of campus. Call 845-255-3717.
  • Meadowbrook Farm: A 25-minute walk from the north end of campus. Call 845-255-5305.
  • Mulberry Square Apartments: A 30-minute walk from the north end of campus. Call 845-255-5047.
  • Pencil Hill Apartments: Call 845-32-4113.
  • SUNY New Paltz Off-Campus Housing Bulletin Board: Landlords post openings here. Students that already have apartments and are looking for roommates post here as well. If none of the current postings interest you, post on this board letting people know you're looking for a place. A landlord or student who has a sudden opening later may contact you.
  • New Paltz Times: See All Rentals in the Classifieds section.
  • Hudson Valley Craigslist: See Housing section.

When signing a lease, you will likely be required to pay a deposit on the apartment up to the amount of one month's rent. You may also be expected to pay monthly rent on a date determined in concert with your landlord. Be ready to pay a large amount of money up front when you move in to your apartment. You might receive the security deposit back at the end of your lease if there is no damage done to your rented space.

 


Temporary Accommodation in New Paltz

If you need a temporary place to stay in New Paltz while you look for a place to live, you can contact:

New Paltz Hostel

America's Best Value Inn

Hampton Inn

Please remember that SUNY New Paltz has no affiliation with any of the hotels, apartments, or houses mentioned on this page. This information is provided as a service to international students but is not a guarantee of availability. 


Housing Discrimination Is Against The Law

Download PdfFair Housing under the New York State Human Rights Law (Trifold Brochure)
Download PdfSource of Income Discrimination in Housing (Trifold Brochure)
Download PdfHousing Rights of People with Disabilities (Trifold Brochure)
Download PdfHousing Discrimination Complaint Form (Fillable PDF)


Housing Discrimination Is Against The Law

Who Must Follow The Law?

What Is Prohibited?

Reasonable Accommodation

What Housing Is Covered?

What About Lending?

Some Examples

Filing a Complaint

The New York State Human Rights Law prohibits housing discrimination on the basis of several “protected characteristics.” It is against the law for someone to discriminate against you because of one of these protected characteristics:

  • Age
  • Arrest Record
  • Creed
  • Color
  • Disability
  • Gender Identity or Expression
  • Family Status
  • Lawful Source of Income
  • Marital Status
  • Military Status
  • National Origin
  • Race
  • Sex
  • Sexual Orientation

The Human Rights Law does not give preference to any one particular race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, lawful source of income, disability, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. If someone denies you housing based on one of these characteristics, whichever characteristic that happens to be, it is against the law.

Who Must Follow The Law?
Anyone who sells, rents, or leases housing must follow the Human Rights Law. This includes: owners, tenants, subtenants, managing agents, real estate brokers, real estate agents, and agents and employees of the above persons.

What Is Prohibited?
The Human Rights Law makes it illegal to discriminate in the sale, rental, or leasing of housing because of a protected characteristic. Specifically, the law makes it illegal to do the following because of a protected characteristic:

  • Refuse to sell, rent, or lease housing.
  • Discriminate in the terms, conditions, or privileges in the sale, rental, or leasing of housing.
  • Discriminate in providing facilities or services in connection with the sale, rental, or leasing of housing.
  • Print or circulate a statement, advertisement, or publication expressing a limitation, specification, or discrimination in the sale, rental, or leasing of housing.
  • Use an application for housing that expresses any limitation, specification, or discrimination in the sale, rental, or leasing of housing.
  • Make any record or inquiry in connection with the prospective purchase, rental, or lease of a housing accommodation that expresses any limitation, specification, or discrimination.
  • Discriminate against a person with a visual impairment because of their use of a guide dog, or a person with a hearing impairment because of their use of a hearing dog.
  • Discriminate against a person with a disability because of their use of a service dog.
  • Discriminate against a person with a disability because of their use of an emotional support animal.

The Human Rights Law also prohibits participating in discrimination or retaliation against someone for helping to enforce the law.

The Human Rights Law adds additional obligations on real estate brokers, real estate salespersons, and their employees. Specifically, it is against the law for them to:

  • Refuse to negotiate for the sale, rental, or leasing of housing.
  • Represent that housing is not available for sale, rental, or lease when it is available.

Reasonable Accommodation
In addition to prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability, the Human Rights Law requires persons covered by the law to undertake e-orts to accommodate the needs of persons with disabilities so they can live in housing.

What Housing Is Covered?
The Human Rights Law applies to nearly all housing accommodations. Exceptions are:

  • Rental units in two-family homes occupied by the owner.
  • Rentals in rooming houses occupied by the owner or member of the owner’s family.

It is important to remember that although the Human Rights Law does not apply to these housing accommodations, federal or local Fair Housing laws may apply.

What About Lending?
The law also prohibits discrimination in connection with lending, including real estate lending. It is unlawful to discriminate in connection with lending on the basis of the same characteristics that are protected in connection with the sale or rental of housing.

Some Examples:

  • You are seeking to sell your co-op unit. The co-op board informs you that it will not approve a sale to African-American buyers. Is this against the law?
    Yes. It is unlawful to aid, abet, incite, compel or coerce someone to violate the Human Rights Law. Additionally, should the co-op board actually vote to deny a sale because a buyer is African-American, the co-op would be liable directly for discrimination, as would each member of the board who voted to deny.
     
  • Ms. Booth, a single woman with two children, is looking for an apartment. She sees an advertisement describing a two-bedroom apartment that meets her family’s needs. Ms. Booth calls the listed real estate agent, who tells her that the apartment is available and invites her to come see it. After viewing the apartment, she tells the agent that it is perfect for her family. The agent then tells Ms. Booth that the landlord does not wish to rent to families with children. Did the agent violate the law?
    Yes, it is unlawful to refuse to negotiate for the sale, rental, or leasing of housing to families with children.
     
  • You rent an apartment in an apartment building and you use a wheelchair to enter and exit your apartment. You cannot get up the steps at the front of the building without the assistance of others. Do you have any options?
    ​Yes. Your landlord may be required to provide a ramp or other reasonable means to permit you to access the building.

Filing a Complaint
​If you believe that you have been denied housing due to unlawful discrimination, you can file a complaint with the New York State Division of Human Rights. A complaint must be filed with the Division within one year of the alleged discriminatory act. To file a complaint:

  • Download PdfDownload a complaint form. Completed complaints must be signed before a notary public, and returned to the Division (by mail, email, fax, or in person).
  • Stop by a Division office in person. Notary services are available at the Division free of charge.
  • Contact one of the Division’s offices, by telephone or by mail, to obtain a complaint form and/or other assistance in filing a complaint.

For more information or to find the regional office nearest to your home or place of employment, visit: www.dhr.ny.gov/contact-us.

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