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Opening Acts Newsletter: November 24, 2014

Housing Discrimination Alleged in Astoria, Queens 

FHJC Testing Investigation Uncovers Racial Bias in Rental Practices

On November 24, 2014, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC), three African American testers, and a white renter who used the services of a real estate firm to locate an apartment filed a lawsuit in federal District Court (EDNY) alleging [...]

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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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Opening Acts Newsletter: October 6, 2014

FHJC Investigation Verifies Discriminatory Policy at the Sand Castle Apartments in Queens

Complaint Alleges Disability and Source of Income Discrimination

On September 30, 2014, two men living with symptomatic HIV/AIDS filed a lawsuit in federal district court (E.D.N.Y.) alleging that they were denied an opportunity to rent apartments at the Sand Castle Apartments, a 917-unit [...]

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Opening Acts Newsletter: October 1, 2014

Disability and Source of Income Discrimination Case Settled

LeFrak Organization, Inc. Agrees to Pay $262,500 to Resolve Lawsuit

On August 20, 2014, Federal Judge Denise L. Cote approved a settlement resolving a rental discrimination case filed in April 2013 by the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and a client of Housing Works, Inc.  who sought [...]

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Opening Acts Newsletter: June 9, 2014

A Matter of Place Wins Awards

Kavanagh Productions and FHJC Share Honors

Last year, the Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and Kavanagh Productions teamed up to produce a short documentary on housing discrimination called A Matter of Place. The film connects past struggles for fair housing to contemporary incidents of housing bias based on race, [...]

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Opening Acts Newsletter: May 29, 2014

 

Lawsuit Challenges Discriminatory Zoning in Suburban Great Neck Plaza

Joint Investigation Finds Discrimination Based on Race, Age, and Disability

The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC) and Long Island Housing Services, Inc. (LIHS) filed a lawsuit in federal district court alleging that the Village of Great Neck Plaza and the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency [...]

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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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Opening Acts Newsletter: May 21, 2014

Woodlawn Landlord Turns Away African Americans

FHJC Testing Investigation Documents Discriminatory Practices

On May 21, 2014, 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 Corporation [...]

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