• 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.


Opening Acts: October 5, 2015

Discriminatory Zoning Claims Against Village of Great Neck Plaza Resolved

Agreement Ends Use of Discriminatory Preferences and Fosters Development of Additional Affordable Housing Units

On October 1, 2015, Magistrate Judge A. Kathleen Tomlinson of the Eastern District of New York signed an order that resolves fair housing claims brought by the Fair Housing Justice Center [...]

Opening Acts: September 1, 2015

Lawsuit Alleges Source of Income Discrimination at Spring Creek Towers

On August 31, 2015, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and two women with rental subsidies filed a lawsuit in New York County Supreme Court alleging that Starrett City, Inc. and Grenadier Realty Corp. are discriminating against prospective renters based on source of income in [...]

Opening Acts: August 31, 2015

M&T Bank and FHJC Resolve Fair Housing Case

Bank Pays $485,000 and Changes Lending Practices

Today, Federal District Judge Katherine D. Forrest signed a settlement agreement which resolves a lawsuit filed in February by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and nine African American, Hispanic, South Asian and white testers against the M&T Bank Corporation.   [...]

Opening Acts: August 27, 2015

Disability Case Settles for $1.3 Million

Agreement Creates Accessibility Fund

On August 27, 2015, U.S. District Court Judge Kimba Wood signed an order resolving a disability discrimination lawsuit involving the improper design and construction of two multi-family residential developments, Powell Cove Estates in Queens County and Overlook Pointe in Dutchess County.  In August, 2013, the [...]

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 [...]