• matter of place

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.

LATEST FROM FHJC

Opening Acts Newsletter: April 21, 2014

Durst Organization Sued for Failing to Build Accessible Housing

Accessibility Cases in NYC Stem from FHJC Testing Investigations

On April 16, 2014, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced the filing of a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging that a major developer and architectural firm, both based in New York [...]

Opening Acts Newsletter: April 11, 2014

Town of Oyster Bay Sued for Racially Discriminatory Affordable Housing Programs

Evidence from FHJC Investigation Turned Over to U.S. Attorney

On April 10, 2014, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York announced the filing of a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging that a predominantly white suburban Nassau County community, a public [...]

Opening Acts Newsletter: March 19, 2014

United States Alleges Disability Discrimination by Major NYC Developer and Architects

Results of FHJC Testing Investigation Provided to U.S. Attorney

On March 17, 2014, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced the filing of a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging that a major developer and architects based in New York [...]

Opening Acts Newsletter: March 5, 2014

Brooklyn Race Discrimination Case Settled

Settlement Applies to 16 Rental Buildings; Landlord Pays $212,000

On March 3, 2014, federal Magistrate Judge Cheryl L. Pollak signed an order resolving a housing discrimination case. The apartment owners and managers, while denying liability, agreed to comply with fair housing laws and implement procedures to ensure non-discrimination in their rental [...]

Opening Acts Newsletter: December 16, 2013

Westchester County Landlord to Pay $92,000 for Discriminating Against African American Renters

Case Filed by U.S. Attorney’s Office Based on FHJC Testing

On December 2, 2013, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York filed a lawsuit in federal district court on behalf of the United States alleging that the owner of [...]