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Acting for Justice: P.M.’s Story

What would you do if you were put in a position where you were expected to discriminate against certain people? Would your better angels win out in that moment, or would the necessity of a paycheck override your ideals of fairness and equality? When P.M. was put into such a position, not only did he […]

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Opening Acts: June 27, 2018

Westchester Town Settles Fair Housing Lawsuit AGREEMENT BRINGS TOWN OF BEDFORD’S HOUSING PROGRAM INTO COMPLIANCE WITH FAIR HOUSING LAWS Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced that a settlement has been reached with the Town of Bedford and the Blue Mountain Housing Development Corp. in a federal fair housing lawsuit filed in the Southern […]

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Opening Acts: June 21, 2018

The Fair Housing Justice Center Kicks Off Building the Beloved Community Initiative 50th ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION CALLS ON RELIGIOUS LEADERS TO ADVANCE FAIR HOUSING On June 14, 2018, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, and the Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing (IAHH) hosted a special, free […]

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Opening Acts: June 20, 2018

FHJC and Parkoff Organization Settle Fair Housing Lawsuit AGREEMENT ENSURES COMPLIANCE WITH FAIR HOUSING LAWS Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced that a settlement has been reached with the defendants in a federal fair housing lawsuit filed in the Eastern District of New York (EDNY) in October 2017. The lawsuit, filed by the […]

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Opening Acts: June 19, 2018

FHJC Launches Fair Housing Toolkit RESOURCE DESIGNED TO HELP RELIGIOUS CONGREGATIONS, PEOPLE OF FAITH, AND OTHERS ADVANCE FAIR HOUSING On June 14, 2018, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) released a comprehensive Fair Housing Toolkit as part of the Building the Beloved Community interfaith initiative. The toolkit, created by the FHJC, was designed to empower […]

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Opening Acts: May 30, 2018

The Fair Housing Justice Center Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act INTERFAITH INITIATIVE EVENT WILL CALL ON RELIGIOUS LEADERS TO ADVANCE FAIR HOUSING On June 14, 2018, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, and the Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing (IAHH) will […]

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Opening Acts: May 11, 2018

Civil Rights Groups Take Legal Action to Compel Implementation of Federal Fair Housing Act LAWSUIT CHALLENGES SUSPENSION OF HUD’S AFFIRMATIVELY FURTHERING FAIR HOUSING RULE On May 8, 2018, the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), Texas Appleseed, and Texas Low Income Housing Information Service (Texas Housers) filed a federal lawsuit in Washington, D.C. alleging that the […]

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Opening Acts: April 30, 2018

The Fair Housing Justice Center and Faith-Based Organizations Launch the Building the Beloved Community Project FHJC PARTNERS WITH FAITH-BASED GROUPS TO LAUNCH CAMPAIGN TO ADVANCE FAIR HOUSING IN THE NEW YORK CITY REGION Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), alongside Union Theological Seminary and the Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing, announced the launch […]

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Opening Acts: April 23, 2018

Westchester Developer to Increase Accessibility at Two Rockland County Apartment Complexes US ATTORNEY SETTLES DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION CASE On April 13, 2018, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that a settlement had been reached in the federal fair housing lawsuit against Ginsburg Development Companies, which was filed in September […]

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Opening Acts: April 12, 2018

New York State and Adult Homes Sued for Discriminating Against People Using Wheelchairs FHJC TESTING INVESTIGATION YIELDS EVIDENCE OF DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and two individuals filed a federal lawsuit alleging that New York State and four adult homes discriminate against people with disabilities who use wheelchairs. The two individual […]

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