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Opening Acts: February 8, 2019

Luxury Real Estate Developer Sued for Disability Discrimination in New Rental Buildings FHJC Investigation Documents Inaccessible Features On February 7, 2019, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) filed a federal lawsuit in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) alleging that a top developer of luxury multi-family housing failed to design and construct two rental […]

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Opening Acts: January 31, 2019

Fair Housing and Affordable Housing Advocates Propose Policy Initiatives to Close the Divide in Housing in NYC Region REPORT BY REGIONAL ROUNDTABLE ADVANCES A POLICY AGENDA FOCUSED ON AFFORDABILITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION On January 31, 2019, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (Enterprise) released new policy agenda, titled “Closing the […]

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Opening Acts: December 17, 2018

Fair Housing Lawsuits Settled Involving Operators of Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities FHJC CASES ACHIEVED SYSTEMIC CHANGE AIMED AT ENSURING DEAF PEOPLE HAVE ACCESS TO ASL INTERPRETERS AND OTHER AUXILIARY AIDS AND SERVICES Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) announced that a settlement has been reached with the remaining defendants in in a […]

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Acting for Justice: B.T.B.’s Story

Acting for Justice: B.T.B.’s Story B.T.B. is passionate about addressing the issue of discrimination in all its forms. However, she knows that it is one thing to care about a problem as pervasive as discrimination and another to do something about it. “I became a tester for the Fair Housing Justice Center because I really […]

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An Urgent Call to Build the Beloved Community

FHJC’S RESPONSE TO RECENT ACTS OF HATE AND INTOLERANCE This past month, our nation witnessed horrific acts of violence that were clearly motivated by hate in the form of racism, xenophobia, and antisemitism.  We join others in mourning the loss of lives in Pennsylvania and Kentucky. We open our hearts to all who endured or were touched or […]

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Opening Acts: October 26, 2018

Source of Income Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Man with Disability Using a Rental Subsidy Refused Service and Steered to the Bronx A man living with AIDS who attempted to rent an apartment using a rental subsidy filed a lawsuit in New York Supreme Court against 165 Sherman Avenue, L.L.C., PMG Real Estate Corp. and Pablo M. […]

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Opening Acts: October 25, 2018

Injunction Allows Woman to Return Home COURT ORDER PROTECTS FAIR HOUSING RIGHTS OF ELDERLY WOMAN WITH DISABILITIES On September 10, 2018, Federal District Judge Vernon S. Broderick granted, in part, a preliminary injunction in connection to a federal lawsuit filed by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and two individual plaintiffs alleging that New York […]

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Opening Acts: October 10, 2018

FHJC Releases Educational Video Fair Housing Rights of Deaf People in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities Featured in Film Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) released an educational video entitled A Home for Henry.  The video was created to increase public awareness about the fair housing rights of deaf and hard of hearing […]

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Opening Acts: September 20, 2018

Eastchester Landlord Accused of Racial Discrimination FHJC Investigations Continue to Yield Evidence that Racial Discrimination Persists 50 Years After Passage of Fair Housing Act Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and three African American testers filed a lawsuit in federal district court (SDNY) alleging that New Property Associates, LLC and Building Superintendent Dikson Dumitrescu […]

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Acting for Justice: M.L.’s Story

Housing discrimination can have a lasting impact. It can affect nearly every part of a person’s life – from where someone goes to school, to the jobs a person takes, to the state of someone’s health. This is something that M.L. has witnessed within her own family. And it is because of this that M.L. […]

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