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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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View the FHJC Public Service Announcement

The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) in conjunction with the CauseWay Agency, a full-service advertising agency devoted to serving the communication needs of non-profit organizations, produced a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) for use by local fair housing organizations. The Fair Housing Justice Center (FHCJ) is distributing the new PSA to television stations in the New York region. Check out both the English and Spanish versions of the PSA by clicking the link above.

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Opening Acts Newsletter: April 21, 2014

Durst Organization Sued for Failing to Build Accessible Housing

Accessibility Cases in NYC Stem from FHJC Testing Investigations

On April 16, 2014, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced the filing of a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging that a major developer and architectural firm, both based in New York [...]

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Opening Acts Newsletter: April 11, 2014

Town of Oyster Bay Sued for Racially Discriminatory Affordable Housing Programs

Evidence from FHJC Investigation Turned Over to U.S. Attorney

On April 10, 2014, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York announced the filing of a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging that a predominantly white suburban Nassau County community, a public [...]

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Opening Acts Newsletter: March 19, 2014

United States Alleges Disability Discrimination by Major NYC Developer and Architects

Results of FHJC Testing Investigation Provided to U.S. Attorney

On March 17, 2014, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced the filing of a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging that a major developer and architects based in New York [...]

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Opening Acts Newsletter: March 5, 2014

Brooklyn Race Discrimination Case Settled

Settlement Applies to 16 Rental Buildings; Landlord Pays $212,000

On March 3, 2014, federal Magistrate Judge Cheryl L. Pollak signed an order resolving a housing discrimination case. The apartment owners and managers, while denying liability, agreed to comply with fair housing laws and implement procedures to ensure non-discrimination in their rental [...]

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