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Acting for Justice: K.’s Story

K. is proud to be a native New Yorker. She had always seen New York City as a welcoming place. But when she learned how pervasive housing discrimination was in this city, she jumped on the opportunity to do something about it. K. became a tester in the Fair Housing Justice Center’s (FHJC) Acting for […]

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Acting for Justice: L.D.’s Story

It was about eight years ago when L.D.’s boyfriend at the time came home after an exciting job interview. He was so enthusiastic about this opportunity that he had to share it with L.D. The job was to be a tester in the Fair Housing Justice Center’s (FHJC) Acting for Justice program. “This is such […]

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Opening Acts: February 17, 2017

Real Estate Developer to Increase Accessibility at Three Manhattan Apartment Buildings   U.S. Attorney Settles Design And Construction Case On February 14, 2017, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced a settlement with Albanese Organization, Inc. and three of its affiliates: North End Associates, LLC, River Terrance Associates, LLC, and Chelsea […]

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Fair Housing Justice Center and Congregation Beth Elohim Host Special Screening of America Divided

On January 17, 2017, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and Congregation Beth Elohim (CBE) in Brooklyn hosted a special screening of the housing story of the EPIX-Original docu-series, America Divided. America Divided features stories about inequality in education, housing, healthcare, labor, criminal justice and the political system – all woven into an eight-story, five-part […]

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Opening Acts: January 18, 2017

Developer Pays $1.1 Million to Resolve Lawsuit and Enhance Accessibility at Three Manhattan Apartment Buildings Design and Construction Case Filed by U.S. Attorney Stemmed from FHJC Testing Investigation On January 13, 2017, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced that a settlement with Silverstein Properties, Inc. and two of its […]

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Opening Acts: January 17, 2017

Suit Alleges Major NYC Landlord Discriminates Based on Disability and Source of Income FHJC Investigation Verified Allegation that Grenadier Realty Corp. Refused Rental Subsidies from Applicants Living with AIDS On January 12, 2017, a homeless woman with a New York City HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) rental subsidy filed a federal lawsuit alleging that Grenadier Realty […]

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Opening Acts: January 6, 2017

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Alleging Source of Income Discrimination Four Women Seek to Intervene in Lawsuit Against the Owners and Managers of Brooklyn’s Spring Creek Towers Yesterday, four homeless or formerly homeless women with rental subsidies filed a class action complaint alleging that Starrett City, Inc. and Grenadier Realty Corp. are continuing to discriminate against […]

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Opening Acts: January 3, 2017

The Fair Housing Justice Center and Congregation Beth Elohim Host Screening of America Divided WATCH NORMAN LEAR GO UNDERCOVER TO INVESTIGATE HOUSING DISCRIMINATION IN NEW YORK CITY The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and Congregation Beth Elohim will host a free screening of the EPIX Original docu-series America Divided on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at […]

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Opening Acts: December 5, 2016

FHJC Complaint Cites Source of Income Discrimination at Parkchester FHJC Investigation Found that Owners and Managers Discriminate Against Tenants with Various Rental Subsidies Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) filed an administrative complaint with the New York City Human Rights Commission (NYCCHR) alleging that the owners and managers of rental housing at Parkchester in […]

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Opening Acts: November 21, 2016

Westchester Town Sued for Racially Discriminatory Housing Programs FHJC Investigation Found Town of Eastchester Residency Preferences Discriminate Against African Americans and Hispanics Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) filed a lawsuit in federal court (SDNY) alleging that the Town of Eastchester in Westchester County maintains and enforces discriminatory residency preferences that suppress minority participation […]

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