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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: November 30, 2015

Landlord Pays $95,000 to Resolve Fair Housing Case

FHJC Testing Investigation Yielded Evidence of Race Discrimination

On November 24, 2015, U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III signed an agreement resolving a housing discrimination lawsuit involving 43-unit rental building in Brooklyn.  The complaint, filed in January 2015 by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and [...]

Opening Acts: November 24th, 2015

FHJC Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

Acting for Justice Awards Held at
Harlem’s World Famous Apollo Theater

On November 10, 2015, hundreds of FHJC supporters gathered to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Justice Center and to honor those who have [...]

Opening Acts: November 18, 2015

Settlement Creates More Accessible Rental Housing

U.S. Attorney and Durst Organization Reach Agreement

On November 17, 2015, Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that a federal disability discrimination case had been resolved against The Durst Organization and its affiliates and subsidiaries. The lawsuit alleged that Durst had engaged [...]

Opening Acts: November 5, 2015

Deaf People Face Widespread Discrimination in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities

FHJC Probe Found Many Refused to Provide ASL Interpreter Services

On November 4, 2015, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) filed two federal lawsuits alleging that eleven operators of assisted living and nursing homes refused to make American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters available [...]

Opening Acts: November 3, 2015

Long Island Developer Builds Inaccessible Rental Housing in Brooklyn and Queens

FHJC Testing Investigation Documents Civil Rights Violations

On October 30, 2015, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) filed three federal lawsuits in the Eastern District of New York alleging that a major developer of luxury rental buildings failed to design and construct two new [...]