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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: 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 […]

Opening Acts: February 22, 2016

FHIP Funding for Testing Matters!

The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) is one of nearly a hundred non-profit fair housing organizations in the nation that routinely conducts “testing” to aid with the enforcement of fair housing laws.  Testers are people who are trained to pose as prospective renters or buyers of real estate for the […]