Housing segregation was so widespread in NYC that I left Staten Island because I was repeatedly told that apartments I afterwards was told were vacant were supposedly occupied when I arrived and in Brooklyn and Manhattan my choice of neighborhood and buildings was severely limited. I will never forget when I moved to Atlanta to go to law school I asked the housing advisor, who was Black where I could live. She said anywhere. I told her "come on where can I live really" She repeated "anywhere". I said OK and left. It tuned out she was right. The Atlanta area did not have the housing discrimination issue that NYC has always had. Landlords caught discriminating should receive huge fines, large enough to force them to sell their property.
John H. Armwood
Segregation Issue Complicates de Blasio’s Housing Push - The New York Times