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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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In Memoriam – A Tribute to L.B. Williams

Dear Friends of Fair Housing,  It is with tremendous sadness that I inform you that L.B. Williams, an actor and one of the Fair Housing Justice Center’s (FHJC) testers, passed away just over a week ago. L.B. was a talented performer and beloved friend. L.B. once said that, “Change takes a long time to happen. […]

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Opening Acts: July 26, 2017

Preferences in Westchester Town’s Zoning Code Discriminate Against African Americans Lawsuit Alleges Town of Bedford Favors Whites in its Middle-Income Affordable Housing Program Today, two fair housing organizations, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and Westchester Residential Opportunities (WRO) filed a lawsuit in federal court (SDNY) alleging that a predominantly white town in Westchester County […]

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A Place to Call Home – Michelle’s Story

Michelle and her husband didn’t know where to turn. She knew that they needed to do something, to find someone who could help them. But at the beginning, it seemed as if there was no one who could bring them justice. It started during a snow storm. Michelle and her husband were looking for an […]

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Opening Acts: July 6, 2017

Rabsky Group Sued for Building Inaccessible Apartments in Brooklyn and Queens FHJC Testing Investigation Documents Fair Housing Violations On July 6, 2017, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) filed a federal lawsuit in the Eastern District of New York alleging that a major developer of rental buildings failed to design and construct two rental buildings […]

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Opening Acts: June 16, 2017

Race Discrimination Case Involving Brooklyn Rental Building Resolved Agreement Aims at Ensuring Compliance with Fair Housing Laws Yesterday, the Hon. Allyne B. Ross approved a settlement agreement to resolve a federal lawsuit filed in the Eastern District of New York (EDNY) by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and four African American testers in October […]

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Acting for Justice: C.’s Story

It was fall of 2009 when C. spoke with the Actors Work Program about a different kind of job opportunity. He was in the in-between state, having just finished working in a long-running Broadway show and waiting for his next acting job. Like most actors, C. had taken on all kinds of jobs to pay […]

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Statement by the Fair Housing Justice Center Supporting the Passage of Intro 1458 – Fair Residential Cooperative Disclosure Law

The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), a regional civil rights organization based in New York City, strongly supports passage of the Fair Residential Cooperative Disclosure Law (Intro 1458). In our view, this law will bring greater fairness, accountability, and transparency to a process that has, for too long, been cloaked in secrecy. The passage of […]

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