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Opening Acts: April 30, 2015

African Americans Confront Barriers to Renting at Commack Apartment Complex Testing investigation leads to filing of fair housing lawsuit On Thursday, April 30, 2015, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), ERASE Racism, and seven African American testers filed a lawsuit in federal district court (S.D.N.Y.) alleging that the owners and managers of a suburban apartment […]

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Opening Acts: March 12, 2015

Bronx Race Discrimination Case Settled Landlord Agrees to Change Rental Practices and Pay $200,000 On March 11, 2015, U.S. Magistrate Debra Freeman signed an agreement resolving a housing discrimination lawsuit involving rental housing in the Woodlawn neighborhood of the Bronx. The complaint, filed in May 2014, by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and three […]

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Opening Acts: February 3, 2015

Lawsuit Alleges M&T Bank Promotes Segregation Investigation Finds Racial Bias in Bank’s Mortgage Lending Policies and Practices Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and nine (9) African American, Hispanic, South Asian and white testers filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the M&T Bank Corporation discriminates in its mortgage lending practices on the basis of […]

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Opening Acts: January 16, 2015

FHJC Documents Racially Discriminatory Practices at Brooklyn Apartment Building  African Americans Quoted Higher Rents than Whites On January 16, 2015, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and three African American testers filed a lawsuit in federal district court (SDNY) alleging that the owner of a 43-unit apartment building located at 710 Avenue S in the […]

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Opening Acts: December 15, 2014

Settlement Aimed at Making Rental Housing Accessible to Persons with Disabilities Order Covers 4,500 apartments; Defendants Pay Up to $2 Million to Resolve Lawsuit On December 10, 2014, Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced the settlement of a lawsuit filed earlier this year against a major New […]

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Opening Acts: December 12, 2014

Settlement Ensures Non-Discrimination in Senior Living Residences and Adult Home Facility Defendants Pay $297,500 to Resolve Fair Housing Lawsuit On December 11, 2014, federal Magistrate Ronald L. Ellis signed an agreement to settle a lawsuit filed by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) against the owners and operators of four senior living residences located in […]

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Opening Acts Newsletter: November 3, 2014

No Peace of Mind for Voucher Holders in NYC Landlords, Property Managers, and Real Estate Companies Face Lawsuit Alleging Source of Income Discrimination On October 31, 2014, Ms. B., a single working mother with a Section 8 housing voucher, filed a state court lawsuit in Manhattan alleging that a dozen landlords, property managers, and real […]

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Opening Acts Newsletter: October 24, 2014

Landlord Rejects Tenants with Rental Assistance FHJC Lawsuit Alleges Source of Income Discrimination On October 21, 2014, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and Barbara S., an African American woman with a Section 8 Housing Voucher, filed a state court lawsuit in Manhattan alleging that the owners and managers of apartment buildings in New York […]

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