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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 21, 2015

Westchester Landlord Alters Rental Practices and Pays $150,000

African American Woman to Obtain Apartment, Damages, and Free Rent for 2 Years

On July 16, 2015, U.S. District Court Judge Cathy Seibel signed an agreement resolving a housing discrimination lawsuit involving rental housing in New Rochelle, New York in Westchester County. The complaint, filed in December [...]

Opening Acts: May 19, 2015

Race Discrimination Case Settled

$100,000 and Injunctive Relief Ordered; Astoria Real Estate Firm Agrees to Comply with Fair Housing Laws  

On May 18, 2015, Federal Magistrate Ramon E. Reyes, Jr. approved a settlement resolving a rental discrimination case filed by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), a white woman, and three African American testers in November [...]

Opening Acts: April 30, 2015

African Americans Confront Barriers to Renting at Commack Apartment Complex

Testing investigation leads to filing of fair housing lawsuit

On Thursday, April 30, 2015, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), ERASE Racism, and seven African American testers filed a lawsuit in federal district court (S.D.N.Y.) alleging that the owners and managers of a suburban apartment [...]

Opening Acts: March 12, 2015

Bronx Race Discrimination Case Settled

Landlord Agrees to Change Rental Practices and Pay $200,000

On March 11, 2015, U.S. Magistrate Debra Freeman signed an agreement resolving a housing discrimination lawsuit involving rental housing in the Woodlawn neighborhood of the Bronx. The complaint, filed in May 2014, by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and three [...]

Opening Acts: February 3, 2015

Lawsuit Alleges M&T Bank Promotes Segregation

Investigation Finds Racial Bias in Bank’s Mortgage Lending Policies and Practices

Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and nine (9) African American, Hispanic, South Asian and white testers filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the M&T Bank Corporation discriminates in its mortgage lending practices on [...]