Michael Conroy / AP

Several New York State Senate committees held a joint public hearing on Long Island Thursday to hear testimony from regional civil rights and housing groups on recent reports of racial discrimination by real estate agents.

Courtesy of the Suffolk County Legislature

Suffolk County has established a special task force to investigate housing discrimination.

David McBee from Pexels

Several civil rights groups and community advocates on Long Island will hold a town hall on housing discrimination on Tuesday.

Office of Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre

Two Long Island Democrats proposed a new bill that targets housing discrimination by allowing New York State to pull the licenses of real estate agents.

Keith Srakocic / AP

Civil rights advocacy group ERASE Racism says a new report that alleges widespread racial discrimination against minority homebuyers on Long Island comes as the federal government has eased fair housing rules.