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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 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 [...]

Opening Acts: January 16, 2015

FHJC Documents Racially Discriminatory Practices at Brooklyn Apartment Building 

African Americans Quoted Higher Rents than Whites

On January 16, 2015, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and three African American testers filed a lawsuit in federal district court (SDNY) alleging that the owner of a 43-unit apartment building located at 710 Avenue S in the [...]

Opening Acts: December 15, 2014

Settlement Aimed at Making Rental Housing Accessible to Persons with Disabilities

Order Covers 4,500 apartments; Defendants Pay Up to $2 Million to Resolve Lawsuit

On December 10, 2014, Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced the settlement of a lawsuit filed earlier this year against a major New [...]

Opening Acts: December 12, 2014

Settlement Ensures Non-Discrimination in Senior Living Residences and Adult Home Facility

Defendants Pay $297,500 to Resolve Fair Housing Lawsuit

On December 11, 2014, federal Magistrate Ronald L. Ellis signed an agreement to settle a lawsuit filed by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) against the owners and operators of four senior living residences located in [...]

Opening Acts Newsletter: December 9, 2014

Westchester Landlord Sued for Housing Discrimination

Race Discrimination at Suburban Apartment Complex is “Just the way it goes”

On December 8, 2014, an African American woman who applied to rent an apartment, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), and two African American testers filed a lawsuit in federal District Court (SDNY) alleging that the owners and [...]