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The mission of the FAIR HOUSING JUSTICE CENTER (FHJC) is to eliminate housing discrimination, promote open, accessible, and inclusive communities, and strengthen enforcement of fair housing laws.


Opening Acts: July 25, 2016

Plaintiffs Win on Motion to Dismiss and Preliminary Injunction State Court Rules City’s Source of Income Law Intended to Protect Tenants with All Forms of Housing Assistance On July 7, 2016, New York County Supreme Court Judge Shlomo S. Hagler ruled in favor of plaintiffs Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and two women with rental […]

Opening Acts: May 12, 2016

Landlord Rebuffs Renters Based on Race and Source of Income Federal Fair Housing Lawsuit Details Discrimination Against African Americans and People with Rental Subsidies On May 12, 2016, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), three African American testers, and a woman who was searching for housing with a rental subsidy, filed a lawsuit in federal […]

Opening Acts: April 21, 2016

Fair Housing Lawsuit Challenges Discriminatory Income Requirement at Flatbush Gardens in Brooklyn Man Living with HIV/AIDS Alleges Disability and Source of Income Discrimination On April 20, 2016, R. H., a homeless man living with HIV/AIDS, filed a lawsuit in federal district court (EDNY) alleging that Renaissance Equity Holdings LLC, the owner of Brooklyn’s Flatbush Gardens, […]

Opening Acts: March 28, 2016

Village of Garden City Used Zoning to Exclude Minorities:  Appeals Court Affirms District Court Ruling Plaintiffs Permitted to Prove that Nassau County Promoted Segregation by “Steering” Affordable Family Housing to Lower Income Minority Communities On March 23, 2016, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the 2013 ruling by District Judge Arthur Spatt that the […]

Opening Acts: February 29, 2016

Race Discrimination Lawsuit Involving Suffolk County Apartment Complex Resolved Landlord to Pay $230,000 and Take Steps to Comply with Fair Housing Laws On Thursday, February 25, 2016, Federal Judge Naomi R. Buchwald approved the settlement of a rental discrimination case filed by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), ERASE Racism, and seven African American testers […]