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Acting for Justice: B.L.’s Story

In many ways, B.L.’s experience as a tester is very common for those who join the Fair Housing Justice Center’s (FHJC) Acting for Justice testing program. An actor by trade, B.L. was looking for additional income between acting roles when, through The Actors Fund, he found out about the opportunity to become a tester. And […]

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Acting for Justice: J.M.’s Story

We all have a part to play in building a better world. That is what J.M. firmly believes in. J.M. grew up in a household full of grassroots organizers. From a young age he learned that it is incumbent on each of us to, as he would say, “take what is and work to make […]

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Opening Acts: October 16, 2017

Parkoff Organization Accused of Violating Fair Housing Laws… Again FHJC Investigation Finds Discriminatory Practices Based on Race, Family Status, and Source of Income Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and three African American testers filed a lawsuit in federal district court (EDNY) alleging The Parkoff Organization; A. Richard Parkoff; Adam Parkoff; 2828 Kings Assets […]

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2017 Acting for Justice Awards

On September 25, 2017, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) held its 12th Anniversary Acting for Justice Awards benefit at the NYU Kimmel Center. It was an evening infused with inspiration, entertainment and a celebration of FHJC’s twelve years of accomplishments. It included a VIP Cocktail Hour for sponsors, supporters and honorees, followed by a […]

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Opening Acts: October 2, 2017

2017 Acting for Justice Awards Event Honors, Entertains, and Inspires FHJC Celebrates 12 Years of Struggle and Progress for Fair Housing On September 25, 2017, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) held its 12th Anniversary Acting for Justice Awards benefit at the NYU Kimmel Center. It was an evening infused with inspiration, entertainment and a […]

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Opening Acts: September 29, 2017

FHJC Wins Motion to Dismiss in Fair Housing Lawsuit Court Rules FHJC Has Standing to Bring Claims Against Operators of Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities On September 26, 2017, Federal District Judge Raymond J. Dearie ruled in favor of the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) on a motion to dismiss filed by several defendants […]

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Opening Acts: September 25, 2017

Landlord Settles Rental Discrimination Case Race, Color, and Source of Income Discrimination Case Results in Injunctive Relief and Monetary Recovery of $620,000 Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced that a settlement was filed with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) to resolve a fair housing lawsuit brought […]

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Press Release: August 18, 2017

Ulster Savings and FHJC Resolve Fair Housing Case Today, Ulster Savings Bank (“Ulster Savings”), the Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc. (“FHJC”) and three individual plaintiffs all submitted a proposed Settlement Agreement and Order requesting that the federal court in White Plains approve the parties’ settlement of a fair housing and lending case initiated by FHJC. […]

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The Fair Housing Justice Center and the Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York, Host Fair Housing Workshops

The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and the Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York (CIDNY) will be hosting a series of free fair housing workshops titled “Accessible Housing: Rights and Responsibilities.” These fair housing workshops will focus on rights and responsibilities under fair housing laws, specifically requests for reasonable accommodations and modifications for […]

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Opening Acts: August 14, 2017

The Fair Housing Justice Center’s 12th Anniversary Acting for Justice Awards Benefit HONORING CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEYS, EDUCATORS, AND ARTISTS FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO FAIR HOUSING On September 25, 2017, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) will be holding its 12th Anniversary Acting for Justice Awards Benefit at the NYU Kimmel Center. This is an opportunity […]

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