Press Releases

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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Press Release: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Woodlawn Landlord Turns Away African Americans FHJC Testing Investigation Documents Discriminatory Practices Bronx, New York – Today, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and three African American testers filed a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging that a landlord who controls rental housing in the Bronx discriminates against African Americans. The suit alleges that J.J.A. Holding […]

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Press Release: Wednesday, August 28, 2013

“Apartment for Rent” Sign Does Not Apply to African Americans Mineola, NY – On Wednesday, August 28, 2013, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), ERASE Racism, and three African American testers filed a lawsuit in federal district court (E.D.N.Y.) alleging that the owners and managers of an apartment building in the Village of Mineola discriminate […]

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Press Release: Monday, August 19, 2013

Study Finds Housing Program Perpetuates Segregation Report Advocates Changes to Expand Housing Choice and Reduce Segregation New York, NY – On August 19, 2013, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) released a report entitled Choice Constrained, Segregation Maintained: Using Federal Tax Credits to Provide Affordable Housing, finding that a federal program that produces affordable housing, […]

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Press Release: Thursday, August 8, 2013

National Builder Fails to Design and Construct Accessible Housing AVR Realty Opts for Aesthetics Over Accessibility New York, NY – On August 8, 2013, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and Suzanne Vilchez, a paralyzed woman who uses a wheelchair, filed a lawsuit in federal court (S.D.N.Y.) alleging that a national housing developer, along with […]

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Press Release: Monday, August 5, 2013

Flatbush Landlord Accused of Racial Bias FHJC Investigation Documents Race Discrimination in Gentrifying Buildings New York, NY – On August 2, 2013, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and four African American testers filed a lawsuit in federal district court (E.D.N.Y.) alleging that the owners and managers of apartment buildings located in Brooklyn discriminate against […]

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Press Release: Wednesday, June 5, 2013

FHJC Welcomes Kumiki Gibson as New Executive Director New York, NY – The Board of Directors of the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Kumiki Gibson, a dedicated and experienced civil rights lawyer, as its Executive Director. Prior to joining the FHJC, Ms. Gibson served as Commissioner of the […]

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Press Release: Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Lawsuit Alleges Discrimination at Senior Residences New York, NY – On May 29, 2013, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) filed a lawsuit in federal court (S.D.N.Y.) alleging that the owners and managers of five independent senior living residences with more than 600 apartments discriminate on the basis of disability, religion, and race. The FHJC […]

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Press Release: Monday, April 29, 2013

Lawsuit Cites Racial Bias at Bay Ridge Apartment Building  Brooklyn, NY – On April 29, 2013, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and three African American testers filed a lawsuit in federal district court (E.D.N.Y.) alleging that the owners and managers of an apartment building in Brooklyn discriminate against African American renters. This case resulted […]

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Press Release: Thursday, April 25, 2013

Major U.S. Landlord Accused of Disability Queens, NY – On April 25, 2013, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and a woman living with AIDS who applied to rent an apartment at the 5000-unit LeFrak City complex filed a lawsuit in federal district court (S.D.N.Y.) alleging that one of the nation’s largest landlords discriminates on […]

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