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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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Opening Acts: March 27, 2018

Fair Housing Lawsuit Filed Against Facebook FAIR HOUSING ORGANIZATIONS ALLEGE FACEBOOK’S ADVERTISING PLATFORM ENABLES HOUSING PROVIDERS TO DISCRIMINATE IN HOUSING Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), the Miami-based Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence (HOPE), and the Fair Housing Council of Greater San Antonio (FHCGSA) filed a fair housing […]

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Press Release: March 27, 2018

PRESS CONTACTS: Diane L. Houk, Esq, 212-763-5000, dhouk@ecbalaw.com Katherine Rosenfeld, Esq., 212-763-5000, krosenfeld@ecbalaw.com Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP 600 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10020 www.ecbalaw.com Facebook Sued by Civil Rights Groups For Discrimination in Online Housing Advertisements FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2018, New York City – Today, the National Fair Housing Alliance […]

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Opening Acts: March 19, 2018

FHJC Alleges Suburban Residency Preferences Advantage Whites and Perpetuate Segregation Amended Complaint Accuses Westchester Town of Intentional Discrimination Based on Race and National Origin On March 16, 2018, federal Magistrate Judge Judith C. McCarthy granted the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) leave to amend its complaint to allege that the Town of Eastchester has engaged […]

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Opening Acts: March 12, 2018

FHJC and Major Nursing Home Operator Settle Fair Housing Lawsuit AGREEMENT TO ENSURE DEAF POPULATION HAS 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 defendants in a federal lawsuit filed in the Eastern District of New York (EDNY) […]

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Opening Acts: March 9, 2018

Disability Discrimination Alleged at Manhattan Apartment Building Defendants Failed to Comply with Fair Housing Accessibility Requirements Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and a current resident with disabilities who uses a wheelchair filed a federal lawsuit against the owners, builders, and architects of a recently constructed Manhattan apartment building at 535 W. 43rd Street […]

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Opening Acts: February 21, 2018

Another Fair Housing Lawsuit Against Goldfarb Properties FHJC DOCUMENTS DISCRIMINATION BASED ON DISABILITY AND SOURCE OF INCOME Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and Alfred Spooner, a 67-year-old man with disabilities, filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) alleging that Goldfarb Properties, Inc., and two of its building owners, Deegan […]

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Caitlin’s Story

My mother is one of the most resilient women I know. She was determined to do whatever she had to so that her children had a roof over their heads. My mother grew up in a major metropolitan city, and, after leaving my father shortly after I was born, my grandparents took us in while […]

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Katerina’s Story

As a child, my family lived in a two-bedroom apartment in a diverse neighborhood in Brooklyn. When we found out that my sister was on her way, my parents realized that they needed more space. They decided to start looking for somewhere to live in Westchester County – somewhere that had a reasonable commute into […]

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